LAHORE - Security and armed patrolling in and around all jails across the province has further been beefed up to meet any eventuality on Eid holidays.

Acting Inspector General of Prisons Punjab Mian Salik Jalal told APP here Tuesday that no laxity would be tolerated on strict enforcement of security measures. He directed them that jails should  not be left unattended even after office hours and supervisor and duty officers must perform round-the-clock duty.

Cautioning that security should be beefed up to optimum level to avert any untoward incident, he said at least two assistant superintendents should be present inside jails from dusk to dawn.

Mian Salik Jalal directed them that outer wall of jails must be guarded carefully day and night to check the entry of any unauthorised person and the network of close circuit televisions and jammers must be operational to check movements in and around jails.

The IG said all relatives who will visit jail for serving fresh home cooked food to inmates on Eid holidays must be thoroughly searched with metal detectors at the entry point of prisons. He said food should be cooked under the supervision of Assistant Superintendents of jail after clearance by the jail doctor. The prisons chief said the respective officials had also been directed to ensure proper compliance of security instructions in their respective jails through surprise visits.