Assam govt constitutes special review committee for detention centres

The Assam government has constituted a special review committee to review various conditions prevailing in the detention centres in the state.

The committee headed by DIG (Border) would comprise Inspector General of Prisons, District and Session Judge Hardeep Singh (Retd), one representative to be nominated by Deputy Commissioner of the concerned district and any other member co-opted by the chairman.

“The committee will visit all detention centres in the state and review the legal aid status and health status of each detainee and provide recommendation for improvement if needed and also review the quality of food, hygiene and living conditions in the detention centres,” a communication from the Chief Minister’s Office said.

The committee is also mandated to check the education system for the children staying in the centres and provide suggestion.

The committee will conduct the review urgently and submit its consolidated report within three months.

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