Mobile seized from Pakistani prisoner in Amritsar central jail

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: May 03, 2014 09:54 IST

In a development that raises questions about the security arrangements in the Amritsar central jail, a mobile phone has been recovered from a Pakistani national lodged in the jail.

The accused has been identified as Rasheed Ahmed alias Commando, a resident of Saidoke in Narowal district of Pakistan. A case in this regard has been re gistered ag ainst the accused under section 420 of IPC, section 42 of the Prisoners’ Act at Cantonment police station. The case has been registered on the complaint of the superintendent, Amritsar central jail.

Sub-inspector Prabhjot Singh, in charge, Gumtala police post, who is investigating into the matter, on Friday said said that the mobile phone was recovered from the accused during routine checking of the inmates on Thursday. “He was using it for making calls to his associates,” he said.

He added that the accused was in jail in connection with a case registered against him under sections 21, 25, 29, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act. “He was apprehended by the State Special Operations Cell in 2012,” he said.

The SI maintained that investigations were being held to ascertain how he managed to procure the mobile phone in the jail.

The jail had hit the headlines last month when some cops were found to be behind the smuggling of liquor inside the jail premises in juice cartons.

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