Assistant jail superintendent arrested for supplying drugs in Faridkot jail

8 small packets containing 78 gms of heroin hidden among papers in a file found from him

Assistant jail superintendent arrested for supplying drugs in Faridkot jail

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Tribune News Service

Tribune News Service

Faridkot, August 6

An assistant jail superintendent, who allegedly supplied drugs inside the prison here, has been arrested, police said on Friday evening.

With eight small packets containing total of 78 gms of heroin, hidden among papers in a file in his hand, the accused jail official allegedly manhandled the wardens who caught him in the jail premises. The accused official tried to escape from the jail but was apprehended by the jail staff. A new mobile phone was also recovered from him.

The accused, identified as Binny Taank (batch 2016), has been booked under Section 21 B NDPS Act and Sections 353, 186 IPC and 42, 52A of Prisons Act at Faridkot police station.

The matter came to light in the evening when the accused arrived at Faridkot central jail for his duty and underwent compulsory frisking. During the inspection, the officials of jail found drugs in his possession, the official said.

The matter was reported to the police and Binny Taank was arrested under provisions of NDPS Act. During interrogation, it was found that Binny Taank had allegedly supplied contrabands inside Tihar premises.

The police has taken the help of narcotics team for the preliminary identification of the recovered drugs powder. For details investigation, it will be sent for chemical examination, said a senior police officer.

In a recent medical examination and dope testing of all 2,333 inmates in Faridkot jail, the health department has found that more than 45 per cent of inmates tested positive for drugs. In all, 1,064 of total 2,333 inmates in the jail failed the dope test conducted by the Health Department. Of the 155 women inmates, many failed the dope test.

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