Another mobile phone has been seized from an undertrial lodged at the district jail here on Friday evening, putting a question mark on the jail security.
“The accused, Soni Singh of Barnala, has been lodged at the jail in connection with a case lodged under sections 383 (extortion), 399 (making preparation to commit dacoity) and 402 (assembling for purpose of committing dacoity) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC),” said Sukhdev Singh, in charge, Sangrur city police station.
Deputy superintendent of the district jail Hardeep Singh Bhatti told Hindustan Times: “The mobile phone and SIM card have been seized from the under trial during a surprise checking and an FIR has been lodged against him at the Sangrur city police station.”
On question of security arrangements at the jail, he said: “Though there is no breach in the security at the jail, jammers have developed some snag and we have called technician to fix it.”
On repeated recover of mobile phones from jail inmates, he said: “The jail authorities are working very hard to ensure safety and security and have seized mobile phones from as many as 1,200 prisoners.”
However, the development has raised serious concern over how mobile phones reach the jail despite heavy deployment of police and installation of surveillance cameras.