Five cell phones found from Central Jail, 3 inmates booked

Five cell phones found from Central Jail, 3 inmates booked

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, January 8

In yet another seizure, staff of Amritsar Central Jail confiscated five mobile phones from the complex here on Tuesday. Two of them were found unclaimed while the three were recovered from three prisoners.

Following the complaints lodged by the jail authorities, the police have booked three jail inmates Rupinder Singh, alias Goldy of Mahal village, Mahabir Singh of Sansaran Kalan village, and Judgebir Singh, alias Judge alias Doctor of Jathaul village.

Amarjit Singh, Assistant Superintendent of Jail, said during the routine checking of room No. 4 of Barrack No.3, a mobile along with a battery was found from Rupinder Singh. Similarly, another mobile was seized from Mahabir from room No.6 of the barrack while two unclaimed cell phone were found from the backside of the bathroom.

Similarly, Kashmir Singh, Assistant Superintendent of Jail, informed about the seizure of a mobile phone from Judgebir Singh during the checking of room No.1 of barrack No.7 inside the jail.

The police have registered two separate cases under Section 42 and 52-A of the Prisons Act. The incidents of seizure of mobile phones and other prohibited material continue unabated hinting at the easy availability of cell phones inside the high-security jail premises. The authorities have many times asked the government for installing mobile signal jammers so that mobiles phones are left redundant and accused cannot operate phones.

Intelligence agencies have alarmed the government as gangsters and smugglers were using mobiles for running their network.

4 booked for sexually harassing two cousins

The rural police have booked four persons for allegedly sexually harassing their two cousins at Rampura village here. The accused were identified as Jagjit Singh, his brothers Jatinder Singh, Sandeep Singh and Ranjit Singh. They were sons of the paternal uncle of the victims. No arrest has been made in the case so far while further investigation was under progress.

The victim lodged a complaint with the police on Tuesday. On the basis of their complaint, the police have registered a case under Section 376 of the IPC against them. According to the police, the medical examination of the two victims was conducted on Wednesday.

The complainant alleged that around one year ago she was alone at home when the accused, Jagjit Singh, forcibly made physical relations with her. She said around six months later, Jatinder raped her when she was alone in home and around 15 days later Sandeep and Ranjit sexually assaulted her.

She alleged around 15 days ago, the accused committed the same crime with her younger sister. She said perturbed over this, she decided to narrate her woes to her family and lodged a complaint with the police.

The police said immediately after the complaint, all the accused had been booked. No arrest has been made as the suspects are absconding. Investigating officer Bhupinderjit Kaur said the medical examination of both the victims was conducted and further investigation was under way.

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