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Mobile phones seized from Amritsar Central Jail

Around 154 cellphones seized in past 2 months

Mobile phones seized from Amritsar Central Jail

The Central Jail building in Amritsar. file photo



Tribune News Service

Amritsar, March 2

In yet another major seizure, Amritsar Central Jail authorities seized 54 mobile phones, including 21 touch phones and the remaining keypad phones with 33 SIMs of different telecom companies, during a search operation here on Friday.

With this seizure, the number of mobile phones seized from the jail premises had risen to 195 in the past two months. Besides, jail staff seized 140 packs of bidis, seven tobacoo packets, nine charger adaptors and two heater springs from prisoners and under-trials. Following a complaint by Mandeep Singh, Assistant Superintendent of Jail, the police have registered a case against 43 jail inmates for violating the jail norms.

Concerned over unabated incidents of seizure of mobile phones and other prohibited material from the high-security jail, the city police have already instituted a special investigating team supervised by Deputy Commissioner of Police Dr Pragya Jain. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Dr Darpan Ahluwalia would be holding the probe.

“The SIT has been meticulously probing the seizures while all the mobile phones have been sent to the forensic lab to unearth backward linkages and to ascertain how the prohibited materials were being sneaked inside the jail premises,” said Dr Jain.

Sneaking of mobile phones has been a challenge not only for the jail staff but also for the Punjab Police as criminal elements and international drug peddlers continue to carry out their nefarious activities from inside the high-security complex.

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