Continuing with its effort to break the nexus of mobile phones in the Amritsar Central Jail, the jail officials succeeded in recovering 16 more mobiles phones from the premises on Sunday.
Two mobiles were found from the possession of two inmates while 14 were found unclaimed.
The jail inmates from whom the mobiles were recovered were identified as Shamsher Singh and Kuldeep Singh. A separate case has been registered against them.
Confirming this to HT, jail superintendent Ashish Kapoor said, “We are very vigilant regarding the mobile phones. Surprise checks are being made and this is the reason we are making regular seizures. In past five and a half months, we have recovered 242 mobiles from the jail.”
Not only mobiles, vigil is also being kept on any sort of intoxicants and other elements being traded or present in the jail.
On a question about how these phones are being smuggled inside the jail, the police officer said, “The jail premise is very big. So often, people throw the phones inside the jail. Checking is on a high and there is zero tolerance on this issue.”
Notably, mobile phones have been a regular thing in jails of the state, giving a chance to the inmates to establish contact with their accomplices or others outside.
In Amritsar jail, regular seizures are being made but still authorities continue to find the gadget inside. Authorities claimed that special efforts are made to plug out all routes taken to smuggle the phones in.