Dhubri Girls’ College Converted into Designated Jail
GUWAHATI: In a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus amongst the inmates and staff of the Dhubri Jail, the district administration has converted the Dhubri Girls’ College building into a designated jail.
As such, prisoners who will be awarded with judicial custody will be lodged in the college building.
Reportedly, the newly forwarded inmates will be kept in the designated jail for 14 days and would be shifted to the main jail only after their swab tests are conducted and result negative for coronavirus.
“The health of the original prisoners as well as the staff of the jail is our top priority,” said D Patgiri, Superintendent of Dhubri District Jail.
He further added, “After the detection of two COVID-19 positive cases among the prisoners of two jails in Assam, this step has been taken as a preventive measure. We don't want to put the health of the original prisoners at risk,” added Patgiri.
In a bid to contain the possible spread of coronavirus, the district administration has decided to turn the Dhubri Girls' College into a designated jail for the new inmates.