After the experiment to put gangsters in isolated and special security zones in jails, away from other inmates, failed to check troublemakers, the government has now made a move to shift notorious gangsters to jails in far off states.
Official sources said an informal discussion on the proposal had already taken place between Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who had agreed in principle to it.
They said the state was looking mainly to transfer some of the gangsters to southern states. Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa confirmed the move saying the modalities were being worked out. “It would be for convicted gangsters initially and later undertrials might also be transferred to jails having video-conferencing facility,” he added.