A day after Punjab Police conducted raids in jails across the state and recovered mobile phones and drugs, the state government on Monday suspended two deputy superintendent of police (DSP)- rank officers Kulwant Singh and Devinder Singh Randhawa for negligence.
Additional director general of police (prisons) MK Tiwari said an inquiry has been initiated against Kulwant, deputy superintendent of the Amritsar central jail, and Randhawa, who is superintendent of Patti sub-jail. “We will get report in seven days and stern action will be taken against those found guilty,” he said.
As many as 21 mobile phones, eight SIM cards, some adapters, 308 syringes and drug injections were seized from the Amritsar jail. Notably, notorious gangster Bhupinder Singh Sonu Kangla is also confined in this jail. A cash of Rs 14,000 was recovered from his possession. Twelve mobile phones and four SIM cards were recovered from Patti jail. Sources said the inmates had learnt about the raid a day in advance, due to which they had disposed of all objectionable material which may have included large quantity of drugs.
The alleged role of superintendent of this jail in leaking out information about the raid is being considered as the reason behind his suspension.