"A preliminary inquiry established 14 officials were posted in jails (during the period) and the prison department has asked the Punjab government to take stern action against them," Additional Director General of Police (Prisons) I P S Sahota said.
The court had then awarded life terms to eight LeT terrorists, including the two lodged in Punjab jails, for criminal conspiracy, recruitment for terror activities and printing counterfeit notes.
Rajasthan's anti-terror squad had taken them into custody after their telephone conversations with their handlers were intercepted.
The other officials include jail superintendents Sukhwinder Singh, Gurpal Singh Saroya, Manjit Singh Kalra and Jeewan Kumar Garg, and retired superintendents Prem Sagar Sharma, J P Singh, G S Sandhu and Balbir Singh Bisla.
A deputy superintendent, Charanjit Singh, has passed away.
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