The local police on Monday booked seven inmates of the Patiala Central Jail after recovering six mobile phones and two SIM cards for their possession during a raid.
The accused have been identified as Pardeep Kumar, Karam Singh, Hardeep Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Somil Raj, Manjit Singh and Karnail Singh; all lodged inside the Patiala Central Jail for various criminal activities.
The jail officials conducted a special checking after receiving a tip-off about the mobiles.
Deputy jail superintendent Gurcharan Singh Dhaliwal said they conducted a surprise raid and checked barrack number 6 as anonymous sources informed them about the use of mobile phones by the prisoners lodged inside the said barrack.
He added that one mobile phone was found outside the barrack and while five mobiles and two SIMs were recovered from the barrack.
“The team searched each and every corner of the barrack and recovered three mobiles from Karam, Hardeep and Somil Raj,” said Dhaliwal.
“Sanjeev and Manjit were sharing a mobile, while a mobile including SIM was recovered from Pardeep and Karnail was caught with a SIM,” Dhaliwal added.
A case has been registered under Section 52 A of the Prison Act at Tripuri police station following the complaint of jail officials.