Mobile phone seized from gangster in Bathinda jail

Many phones have been seized from inmates in recent past

Mobile phone seized from gangster in Bathinda jail

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Bathinda, November 7

Bathinda jail officials claimed to have recovered a mobile phone from gangster Harvinder Singh, who was arrested after a police encounter in December 2017.

The officials claimed that a phone was recovered during a checking from Harvinder Singh in a barrack in Bathinda Central Jail.

Harvinder Singh, a notorious criminal was booked along with two others lodged in the jail in January this year for cutting wires of CCTV cameras installed inside the premises.

Many mobile phones have been seized from jail inmates in the recent past, which has raised a question mark over the functioning of the Jail Department.

Sources said police officials were aware of the presence of mobile phones in the jail. The authorities tapped phone calls of inmates to get information. However, inmates have now started making use of WhatsApp calls, which are untraceable.

A case under Section 52 of the Jail Manual Act has been registered against Harvinder Singh at the Cantt police station. — TNS

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