In its campaign against use of mobile phones by inmates, the Amritsar jail authorities recovered 14 handsets during search on Saturday. With this, 42 mobile phones have been seized from the jail premises in the last one month in three search operations.
Three handsets were recovered from inmate Mohammad Shahid and from an undertrial, Manay Singh. Ten mobile phones were found unclaimed during the search.
Amritsar jail superintendent Ashish Kapoor said a case has been registered at the Gate Hakima police station in this regard.
Availability of mobile phones in jails gives a tough time to police in checking crime and solving cases. To break the link of hardcrore criminals with their gang members, the jail authorities here has tightened the noose, leading to such successes.
Jail superintendent Ashish Kapoor had said that the jail staff was committed to wipe out this menace and all inputs are taken seriously, resulting in seizures.
On February 25, 11 mobile phones were recovered from the jail. Prior to that on February 12, 17 mobile phones and two knives were recovered from the prison.