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District Jail, Baitadi facing more challenge in management

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Sep 28, 2020

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Baitadi, Sept.28: District Jail Baitadi has been facing more challenge in management of jailbirds due to the double number of inmates than its capacity.

There are now 58 people including 31 inmates and 27 detainees in the jail. It has capacity to accommodate only 25 people.

Jailor Anil Tiwari said, “We are facing problem in accommodating the jailbirds due to double number of inmates than the capacity.

The risk has increased in the jail due to high number of inmates than its capacity at a time when news regarding confirmation of coronavirus infection and death of inmates at different jails in the country has been disseminated.”

The first case of coronavirus infection was confirmed in a person who was in the custody of the District Police Office on May 22 on the charge of murder and he is now at the jail after winning the battle against coronavirus in 13 days.

Tiwari added that problem has been surfaced in supply of drinking water, toilet and accommodation due to congested space in the jail.

Though they have adopted alertness not to let spread coronavirus infection in the jail, there is risk in lack of quarantine and isolation to keep new detainees and inmates, shared Tiwari.