Chandigarh, August 26: The Institute of Correctional Administration (ICA), Chandigarh in collaboration with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), New Delhi has successfully organized a three-days training programme on ‘Human Rights and Custody Management of Undertrials’ for the police and prison officers of Northern States from 24.8.2011 to 26.8.2011 in the Institute premises in which 40 police and officers from the various States participated. The Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ranjit Singh, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court was the Chief Guest on this occasion and gave the valedictory address. He impressed upon the participants to treat the persons in a humane manner. He shared his experience of his visits to the police lock up and also the prisons. He expressed his concern and said that all the wings of the Criminal Justice System must act in coordination with each other. He praised the contents of the training programme and hoped that the participants would be able to get the maximum benefit from the programme. Sh. Sunil Krishna, IPS, Director General – National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi who was the guest of honour on this occasion said that as prudent public servant, the risk involved in custodial violence must be assessed by all police and prison officers. He said that custodial violence is not at all in the interest of professional efficiency. He said there has been continuous declined in the percentage of overcrowding in jails and steps taken by the MHA, Govt. of India in increasing capacity of prisons. He shared his view that India can be a leading Role Model of human rights in the areas of custodial justice and efforts at individual level will strengthen the system. He shared that all the trainees may become the agents of desired change system for the better protection of human rights in the custody management of undertrials. Dr. Upneet Lalli gave the vote of thanks.