Four mobiles were recovered during an inspection at Nabha’s maximum security jail on Sunday. The authorities have booked four inmates of the jail under section 52 of the Prisons Act for allegedly keeping the mobiles illegally. Those booked included Sikander Singh, Surmukh Singh, Harcharan Singh and Paramjit Singh.
Ever since the infamous Nabha jail break case, inspections are being carried out regularly to stop the influx of mobiles and other banned items.
Recently too, as many as nine mobile phones were recovered during a similar raids in Nabha as well as Patiala jails. This happens despite “foolproof” checking of the people entering the jail premises.
A jail official said that raid was conducted on a tip-off. The state government has been informed about the search operation. The officials were trying to identify the means of how mobile phones enter the jail. The jail officials also found two mobiles behind the jail barracks as these were allegedly thrown just ahead of the inspection.
Inmate jumps parole, booked
Meanwhile, a prisoner Surjeet Singh, who was lodged in Patiala modern jail, and was released on a 4-week parole in July last year, but has not returned, has been booked under Section 8/9 of Punjab Good Conduct Prisons Act 1962 at Tripuri police station.