38 more J K prisoners shifted to Agra Central Jail

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38 more J K prisoners shifted to Agra Central Jail
On Saturday, another 38 jail inmates from Jammu and Kashmir were shifted to Agra Central Jail amid tight security. (Photo: File)

After the recent spate of terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, some prisoners arrested under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978 in the union territory have been shifted to Agra Central Jail in Uttar Pradesh.

On Saturday, another 38 such inmates were shifted to Agra amid tight security. This takes the total number of prisoners from Jammu and Kashmir who have been shifted to Agra Central Jail in the recent past to 56.


The prisoners who arrived in Agra on Saturday were brought by a special aircraft. An employee of the jail told India Today that the windows of the four police vehicles which brought the prisoners were covered with sheets. Police escort vehicles were moving ahead to clear the way from the airport to the jail and more than fifty policemen were engaged in providing security. Traffic was also stopped at several places along the route.

Senior Superintendent of Agra Central Jail VK Singh said that 27 Kashmiri and 11 Jammu prisoners were brought to the jail on Saturday. They have been kept in two barracks separate from the other prisoners. All of them will undergo a Covid-19 test.

Internal security arrangements have been made within the jail for the safety of the prisoners. The barracks of the other prisoners were searched beforehand.


According to information received, several infamous criminals are being brought to Agra Central Jail from across the country. The tight security within the jail is a major reason behind this.

The Agra Central Jail, built in 1982, has special security barracks where prisoners can stay separately. Another security wall has been built outside the main wall of the jail. The police and a platoon of the Provincial Armed Constabulary remain near the barrier outside the jail.

At present, more than 1,700 convicted prisoners are lodged in this jail.

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