Rules flouted for VIP inmate Bikram Majithia in Patiala Central Jail
Kanwar inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Major rules and regulations were flouted for senior akali dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia, who has been lodged in Patiala Central Jail.
It seems that either Punjab government or Punjab jail department or Patiala Central jail authorities has specially relaxes norms for VIP jail inmate Bikram Singh Majithia, who has been accused in the infamous Drug case and is on fourteen days judicial remand.
Today, shiromani akali dal party president and Bikram Singh Majithia’s brother-in-law Sukhbir Singh Badal and his sister Harsimrat Kaur Badal reached Patiala Central Jail at around 12:00-12:05 pm to meet Majithia. Today is Majithia’s birthday.
Sukhbir Singh Badal and Harsimrat Badal stayed inside the jail for around three hours and came out at around 2:35-2:40 pm.
As per jail manual to meet any inmate, a person has to book an online meeting. Any person is allowed to meet an inmate for around half an hour. Moreover three persons were allowed at a time and no meeting is allowed for two consecutive days.
Yesterday former SGPC president Jagir Kaur, party senior leaders Surjit Singh Rakhra, Daljit Singh Cheema and Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal had met Bikram Singh Majithia in the jail, thus flouting the “more than three persons were not allowed to meet an inmate ” rule.
Today Sukhbir Badal and his wife Harsimrat Kaur Badal went inside the Patiala Central jail in two vehicles, remained in jail premises for around three hours to meet Bikram Singh Majithia, openly flouting the jail rules of meeting more than prescribed, allotted time limit, second day meeting as yesterday four persons had already met him.
When contacted the jail superintendent Shivraj Singh on Sukhbir Badal and Harsimrat Badal stay for around 2:30-3:00 hours in the Central jail premises, he said “they had met the Bikram Majithia for around an hour. For rest of the time they went to the quarters of SP (presently posted at headquarters) Sucha Singh. Whereas they both boarded their vehicles at around 2: 20 pm, after meeting Majithia for more than two hours, to visit the quarter of jail official, resides inside the jail.
When questioned how they can meet Bikram Majithia when already four akali leaders had met him yesterday, on this the jail superintendent said “as today is Bikram Singh Majithia’s birthday, so they had taken special permission from the ADGP jails to meet him.”
When contacted the ADGP jails Parveen Kumar Sinha, after listening the question, he said “I am on leave and you may contact the IG jails or jail superintendent on this.”
Rules flouted for VIP inmate Bikram Majithia in Patiala Central Jail. Rules flouted for VIP inmate Bikram Majithia in Patiala Central JailWhen contacted the IG jails Roop Kumar Arora, he didn’t respond to the call.
When contacted Punjab jails minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, the person who picked up his phone said “he is busy in a Shivratari function. We will get back to you after half an hour.”