3-yr-old mobile seizure case: Amritsar police transfer investigation to CIA

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 6

Over three years after around 24 mobiles and other prohibited material were confiscated from prisoners lodged in Amritsar Central Jail, the city police have now passed on investigation to CIA staff here.

In July 2017, police teams, headed by the DIG (Prisons), along with an Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police from Amritsar city police commissionerate, had raided the central jail premises. The raid had led to the seizure of 28 mobiles from different parts of its complex. Around 20 inmates were booked by the police in the case registered under relevant sections of the IPC and the Prisons Act.

A search operation was carried out in cell blocks, Langar Hall and de-addiction centre. The police had seized smart phones from notorious gangsters. The officials had revealed that the surprise raid was conducted following inputs received that gangsters were using and running their network through mobiles from the jail.

Harminder Singh Sandhu, Assistant Commissioner of Police, confirmed that they had received the case for further investigation into it.

This has raised many eyebrows that even after a lapse of over three years, the police failed to make any progress in the case. It failed to ascertain how the accused managed to sneak the mobile phones inside the high-security jail complex.

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