The Kapurthala jail authorities have recovered three mobile phones and intoxicant powder from some prisoners after revelations of Jalandhar rural police on December 11, that a heroine racket was running from Kapurthala jail through mobile phone by prisoner Shinder Pal alias Binder.
Despite revelations that Shinder Pal was in touch with outsiders through mobile for supplying heroine, the jail authorities have failed to find out any mobile phone from him or his barrack.
The Jail authorities said that they conduct searches into jail on time to time but claimed that rural police have not given any information about the heroin racket run by Binder through phone.
During a search operation conducted on December 15, 2013, the jail authorities recovered three black coloured Nokia mobile with and without sim from Jinder Kaur, Harpreet Kaur and one mobile was found abandoned from barrack number -1 of women prisoner ward. Both Jinder Kaur and Harpreet Kaur were facing a case under NDPS Act.
The jail authorities also recovered 189-g charas from prisoner Kumar Swami on December 14, 2013.
On the other hand, the sources of rural police said that they have got vital clues from interrogation of Binder during his two days production warrant.
They added that Binder was charging commission from Prem,resident of Amritsar, for arranging sale of contraband. The money was reaching Binder's family and he also mentioned about another members of gang, who would be arrested soon.
Speaking to HT, Kapurthala jail superintendent Prem Sagar said that rural police had got production warrant of Binder on the same day when he was taken to district courts for hearing on another case and had not reached back into prison.
Sagar claimed that he had no information about revelations of Jalandhar rural police.
The state jail minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur went to Kapurthala jail for inspection and warned jail authorities for their failure in stopping the use of mobile phone in jail. Phillaur told HT that higher officials have been ordered to give report into the incident of running of heroin racket in one day and action would be taken against responsible officials.