There probably aren’t many places you could hide contraband to smuggle into a jail, but a man in Kota found the most unnatural, and possibly the most excruciating, place to stash away mobile phones and cannabis to prevent detection.
A usual workday turned bizarre for the jail guards at the Kota central jail on Monday night as they discovered a condom hanging out of the rear of one Balbeer Singh, 45, while the latter was being frisked prior to entering the premises. An investigation quickly revealed that the suspiciously placed rubber was being used to stash cannabis.
Things, however, got weirder as the metal detector continued to sound an alarm despite the guards having thoroughly frisked the man and relieved him of all his possessions. Or so they thought.
After a little prodding, Balbeer Singh revealed that along with the cannabis, he also had two mobile phones and a charger hidden away in his anal cavity. Ouch!
The man was immediately sent to Maharao Bhim Singh Hospital to extract the ‘anal’ contraband.
Jailer Surendra Singh said Balbeer Singh was sent to jail under the Arms Act. “We found his behaviour suspicious during the body check. On closer scrutiny, we found a condom hanging out of his body. It had cannabis,” he said.
The jailer also said the convict was a habitual offender and it was not the first time he had used his body to try to smuggle contraband into the jail.
“He seems to have perfected the art of inserting things into his body using lubricants,” the jailer said.
Jail authorities are now investigating if Balbeer Singh managed to sneak in contraband in the past.
“We have lodged a police case against him,” informed the jailer, adding that the man was sent back in jail after the hospital discharged him.
Dr Dharmaraj Meena, associate professor of surgery at the hospital, said “The hospital staff removed the cannabis packet and charging wires manually and asked the jail authorities to wait till the next morning for him (Balbeer Singh) to relieve himself. The two mobile phones wrapped in cello tape were recovered after the morning ablutions.”
The jailer said the phones were basic with keypads but the charger was a makeshift device with wires jutting out.
“They were new phones-probably brought to be sold to inmates inside,” he said.