High Court ordered an enquiry into the allegations of irregularities and human rights violations.

The Punjab and Haryana High court has orded an enquiry by Session Judge Karnal into the irrelagularities and human rights violations being committed by the jail staff and also directed all District and Session Judges of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to conduct surprise raids every month in the districts jails, under their jurisdiction.The directions were passes on a public interest litigation, filed by Lawyers For Human Rights International through its member Sanjeev Banga Advocate. Renouned human rights lawyer Navkiran Singh who appeared for the NGO had alleged that the conditions in Karnal jail was extremely deplorable and that no complaint of jail inmates were being entertained by the jail authorities. Surprisingly, the jail authorities had also admitted before the high court that in the last five years, no complaints were received by the jail staff from the jail inmates. Expressing shock on the claims made by the Haryana jail authorities, the division bench headed by Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal has directed the jail authorities to put up complaint boxes in the jail, which are accessible to the inmates and also to conduct surprise raids every month.

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