SPG to clear jammers to be installed in jails by state govts
The SPG — responsible for protecting VVIPs in the country — will clear and validate the jammers before any state government can install these in jails.
In a letter (a copy of which is with The Indian Express) by Union Secretary (Security) Yogesh Gupta, the Cabinet Secretariat has also told the state governments that “the jammers should be used only for the specific purpose and in the event of visit of any SPG protectee(s) to the state, these should be used with the prior consent of the SPG”.
In Haryana, where the installing process was at an advanced stage, the project was stalled mid-way as the Cabinet Secretariat asked the state government to first take its approval before going ahead with any such installations. There are 19 jails, including two central jails, one borstal jail, four sub jails and 12 district jails in Haryana. In nearly all, inmates use mobile phones. In the last one year, over 150 cellphones have been recovered from criminals lodged in various jails across the country.
For two years now, Haryana has been trying to install jammers in jails and proposed to
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