No let-up in recovery of mobile phones from high-security Amritsar Central Jail

6 mobile phones, cigarettes, modified charger recovered

No let-up in recovery of mobile phones from high-security Amritsar Central Jail

In yet another seizure, the Amritsar Central Jail authorities confiscated six mobile phones, 41 cigarettes and a modified mobile charger from the ‘high security’ jail complex during a search operation on Sunday.

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 11

In yet another seizure, the Amritsar Central Jail authorities confiscated six mobile phones, 41 cigarettes and a modified mobile charger from the ‘high security’ jail complex during a search operation on Sunday.

According to information, while three cell phones were recovered from as many prisoners, the remaining were seized from garbage bins and bathroom.

Following a complaint by the Central Jail authorities, Islamabad police have booked Sukhwinder Singh of village Zor Singh in Tarn Taran, Sandeep Singh of East Gobind Nagar on Sultanwind Road, Sandeep Kumar, alias Allu, of Ajnala and Guriqbal Singh of Gurchubara village in Bhikhiwind. They were booked under Sections 42, 52-A of the Prisons Act for violating the jail norms.

Najjar Singh, Assistant Superintendent of Central Jail said during checking of room number 1 of barrack number 3, the staff found a keypad phone along with extra battery from Sukhwinder Singh, while 41 cigarette butts were recovered from Sandeep Singh. Similarly, a keypad phone with battery and a SIM was seized from Sandeep Kumar. He said two mobiles were recovered from garbage bins, while a phone was found from the bathroom.

A recurring thing

  • October 10: A mobile, a charger and a data cable was recovered after some persons threw the same inside the ‘high-security’ jail premises from outside
  • October 7: Five unclaimed mobiles, a plastic box containing a head phone, modified charger and data cable were also recovered

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