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UP police conduct raids in 16 jails

india Updated: Mar 15, 2009 20:23 IST

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The Uttar Pradesh police on Sunday carried out raids at 16 jails of the state and recovered knives, narcotics substances and other objectionable material from there.

The raids were carried out in the backdrop of some political parties complaining to the EC that the hardcore criminals lodged in the jails could affect the Lok Sabha elections.

“The raids were conducted in 16 jails across the state to ensure that those lodged there should not run their gangs from there or affect the elections in any ways,” a senior police official said.

The raids were jointly conducted by district magistrates and senior police officials in Lucknow, Allahabad, Kanpur, Varanasi, Fatehgarh, Gorakhpur, Ghaziabad, Lalitpur, Jhansi, Meerut, Azamgarh, Bareilly, Muzaffarnagar, Ghazipur, Bulandshahar and Agra.