Kite used for slipping cigarettes inside jail in Amritsar

Central Jail staff found around 20 cigarettes and a headphone fixed with kite

Kite used for slipping cigarettes inside jail in Amritsar

In a bizarre incident, unscrupulous elements tried to sneak in prohibited material inside high security central jail with the help of a kite. - File photo

PK Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 22

In a bizarre incident, unscrupulous elements tried to sneak in prohibited material inside high security central jail with the help of a kite. The brazen attempt has baffled the jail authorities as well as security agencies.

As per information, a home guard deployed at tower number 10 alongside the boundary wall of the Amritsar Central Jail informed the control room that a kite had fallen near the tower.

As the jail staff reached near the tower they found around 20 cigarettes and a headphone fixed with the kite with the help of adhesive tape, stated Avtar Singh, assistant superintendent of central jail in his complaint to the Islamabad police. The police have registered a case under Sections 42 and 52-A of the Prisons Act against unknown person in this connection.

The central jail authorities have already been struggling to curb the incidents sneaking of prohibited materials, including mobile in the high security jail complex. It has initiated many steps besides deploying a company of paramilitary force to nail the perpetrators. It is located in the densely populated area which is the main reason behind seizures of mobiles from the inmates. According to sources in the jail, the unscrupulous elements used this method to slip in mobiles and cigarettes.

4 held with illegal weapons

The police have nabbed four persons in two separate incidents and recovered four illegal weapons from their possession. In the first case, the Chatiwind police have arrested Karanpreet Singh son of Shankar Singh and Karanpreet Singh son of Heera Singh, both residents of Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar area.

Vikrant Sharma, in charge, CIA staff (Amritsar rural police), said the duo was nabbed from near a pear garden in Chatiwind. The police confiscated two pistols and four bullets. Preliminary investigations revealed that the accused brought weapons from Madhya Pradesh and used to sell the same for Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000. One of the pistols have a marking of ‘Made in Italy’ and Beretta Gardonevt CAL 78mm, PAT 7421. He said around six persons were involved and they were conducting raids to nab their accomplices.

In the second case, the Mattewal police arrested Harwinder Singh, alias Kallu, of Mattewal, and Harmesh Masih of Bhoewal village. The police have recovered a revolver and a pistol with eight live cartridges from them.

Sub-Inspector Lovepreet Singh said the accused were travelling on a motorcycle when the police intercepted them. He said Harwinder had three cases of attempt to murder registered against him in Mattewal and Jandiala. He said a case under the Arms Act has been registered against the duo.

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