Riot 'fallout': Jail superintendent, deputy suspended.


GUJRAT -- The Punjab government has suspended two senior officials of Gujrat district Jail -- superintendent Abdul Ghafoor Anjum and deputy superintendent Sarmad Hassan -- on charges of corruption, misconduct, inefficiency and negligence.

According to the notification issued by the additional chief secretary (home), the officials have been suspended for at least 90 days and disciplinary proceedings ordered against them under section 6 of Punjab Employees Efficiency, Discipline and Accountability (PEEDA) Act 2018.

The [suspended] officials have been directed to report to the inspectorate of prisons, Lahore.

The Punjab government has handed over the look-after charge of Gujrat jail superintendent to Malik Liaqat Ali currently serving as additional superintendent of Gujranwala jail whereas deputy superintendent of Jhelum [jail] Malil Babar Ali will work as deputy superintendent [Gujrat prison] on look-after basis.

Earlier, six warders had also been suspended by the provincial government following an incident of riot on July 2 when inmates staged a protest demonstration against the jail...

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