Officials of Jaipur Jail on Wednesday evening recovered a cellphone from a prisoner, who had made a threatening call to the woman he had allegedly raped a few weeks ago, asking her to withdraw the complaint against him.
The woman had complained to director general of police Omendra Bhardwaj that the accused, Amit Kumar, had threatened her with dire consequences if she did not withdraw the complaint.
On Bhardwaj’s directions, the officials searched prisoners’ barracks and recovered the phone from which the threatening call had been made.
The authorities lodged a complaint at Lalkothi police station against Kumar and two other prisoners, Raju Soni and Prakash Soni, for keeping and using a mobile phone inside the jail.
Amar Singh, an assistant sub-inspector at Lalkothi police station, said he would record the statement of the woman.
It is not for the first time that undertrials and convicts have been found using mobile phones from jails.
In March last year, the state government admitted before a high court bench that 94 cellphones and 62 SIM cards had been recovered from Jodhpur jail, 13 from Udaipur jail and 21, 5 and 4 from Bharatpur, Jaipur and Kotputli jails respectively.