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Visitors held with drugs at Bhondsi jail

india Updated: Jun 15, 2012 01:58 IST
HT Correspondent

The city police arrested three men on Tuesday for supplying drugs to an under-trial prisoner at Bhondsi jail. The accused were caught red-handed with 8 gms of sulfa when they were frisked by the jail staff. The trio was produced in a local court, which sent them to judicial custody.

The accused were identified as Harsh Kumar, Amar Singh and Ginni Ram.

They were visiting an inmate, Tinku, but were caught after jail authorities grew suspicious of their movements.

"After we recovered the Sulfa, we immediately informed the local police who reached here and arrested them," said a senior jail official.

"We are investigating the matter and will investigate whether the accused were supplying drugs in the jail earlier too," said the official.

Earlier, a jail warden was arrested after he was found carrying three mobile phones into the jail premises.

The warden allegedly helped the inmates stay in touch with other gangsters outside.

The accused, Pawan Kumar, was caught after jail authorities kept a tab on him for days and finally carried a search operation.

"Although he tried bribing the officials and also tried flushing the phones into the toilet, he was caught," said a police official on condition of anonymity. The warden had even tried to flee and remained absconding for a day.