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Phones, drugs seized from jail inmates, visitors


Phones, drugs seized from jail inmates, visitors

Our Correspondent

Ferozepur, October 6

The police have booked eight persons, including six jail inmates and a woman visitor, following the recovery of mobile phones and intoxicating tablets from jail premises.

According to information, four persons, including two visitors, were booked following the recovery of 95 intoxicating tablets. The accused have been identified as Jaswant Singh, Krishna Rani and two undertrials — Sandeep Singh and Chhinder Singh.

Sources said 95 intoxicating tablets were recovered from Jaswant during frisking when he had come to meet his brother Chhinder on Saturday. A case under Section 42 of the Prison Act was registered against the accused at the City police station. Krishna Rani, mother of Sandeep, was later released on bail.

In another case, three undertrials and one prisoner were booked following the recovery of three mobile phones and three SIM cards during the checking of their barracks. The accused have been identified as Thomas, Harpreet Singh, Ranjit Singh and Gurmit Singh. They have been booked under Section 52A of the Prison Act.

On September 24, four jail inmates were booked following the recovery of three mobile phones along with 98 intoxicating tablets.

When contacted, jail officials said due to the alertness of the staff, several mobile phones had been seized during the past two months.

Officials accused of smuggling phones 

  • Ropar: A jail inmate has posted a video clip on social media claiming that officials were smuggling mobile phones. In the clip, the inmate showed two mobile phones in a cell, claiming that jail officials were forcing him to sell these to other prisoners. 
  • Jail Superintendent Amrik Singh and Deputy Jail Superintendent Mohan Lal denied the allegations. and claimed the video was fake.
  • Jail Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said he had already asked the ADGP (Prisons) PK Sinha to get an inquiry conducted into the case.

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