A city court on Monday sent the Bhondsi jail warden for two days police remand after he was arrested for malpractices in the premises. Pawan Kumar was accused of providing inmates access to mobile phones and suspected of supplying drugs too.
After his arrest on Sunday, the police also recovered around 4 gms of sulfa, a drug, from the jail premises. Kumar revealed the whereabouts after an interrogation.
He was allegedly carrying three mobiles phones in the jail premises to help inmates stay in touch with other gangsters.
Kumar was caught red-handed by the jail authorities after they grew suspicious of his movements and kept tab on him for days.
He was nabbed last Friday after a search operation after he tried bribing officials and flushing the phones into the toilet, said a police official on the condition of anonymity.
An inquiry was set up by jail authorities but Kumar had managed to flee and remained missing for a day. The city police arrested him again on Sunday.
According to sources, Kumar could be the inmates' source of comforts, apart from phones and drugs.
"The culprit has been arrested but we are still investigating the case. The extent of his interaction with the inmates should be clear soon," said Arvind Dhaiya, SHO, Bhondsi police station.
Moreover, this is not the first time that mobile phones were found inside the jail premises. Last year, during a surprise check, mobile phones were found in the cells of prisoners, sources said. In a routine raid, the police had also recovered around 75 gms of opium from a under trial lodged inside the Bhondsi jail last year.