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Mulaqat facility resumed in Jails

JAMMU: Prisons Department, J&K has decided to resume mulaqat facility in Jails which was stopped as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Jails.

As per an order issued by the Directorate of Prisons, J&K, inmates shall be allowed to have one interview/mulaqat with their family members in a month and the number of family members shall be limited by the Superintendent Jail in accordance with rules.

"Jail Superintendents shall ensure that necessary COVID-19 SOP/protocol is strictly followed. Family members are advised to carry COVID-19 negative test reports (not older than 48 hours) with them for mulaqat purposes" the order stated further.

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