Thiruvananthapuram: Bringing out the appalling situation of the police high handedness and torture, the Jail DGP, Rishi Raj Singh, warned his subordinates and jail officials not to trust the police when they bring culprits to be lodged in prisons.
His warnings came after jail authorities were also blamed in the recent custodial death of Rajkumar after sustaining grievous injuries from torture.
Rishi Raj Singh said that when culprits are brought to the jail by the police there are possibilities of irregularities and the jail authorities must be aware about it. He added that if the officers are more alert about it then they would not be unnecessarily dragged into controversies.
The Jail DGP warned that the medical reports of the accused brought by the police might not show any health problems. It is up to the jail authorities to check their health and if there is any doubt they must take the accused to hospital and make sure that they are medically fit.
The DGP also outlined some suggestions to check the fitness of the accused brought by the police. They must check if the accused can stand on their own, can speak and recognize themselves. The officers on duty during the admissions must check of any unusual behaviours and speech. He also said that the head warden and the jail superintend must make sure of it.
Finally, the DGP also asked jail authorities to keep continuous tab of the health of culprits inside the prisons.
The custodial death of Rajkumar has send shockwaves throughout the state and everyone is questioning the harsh torture and illegal detention carried out by Kerala Police under the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.