Ferozepur, June 24, 2020: The most wanted banned item in the jail is mobile and with the frequent recovery of mobiles during the search operations from the jail inmates have put the security arrangements under the scanner.
On the night of 22-23 June, during the search operation, four mobiles, charger, headphone, mobile cover and three pieces of wire have been recovered. One mobile each has been recovered from prisoners under trial, Lokesh Kumar (two mobiles, charger, earphone, cover and three pieces of wire), Kiran Kumar (one Samsung touch screen with battery and SIM Card) and Neeraj Kumar (one Samsung brand mobile, keypad with battery and SIM Card).
In the recent past, there had been frequent recoveries of mobiles from the jail inmates and barracks, putting a question mark on the security arrangements at the entry points and the connivance of staff, with the arrest of one Pharmacist posted in the hospital. The purpose of keeping the accused away from the worldly affairs as punished in the jail looked to be lost with the recovery of mobiles from inside the jail.
A case under Section 52-A Prisons Act and 420 IPC have been registered and the accused are already under trial prisoner in the jail. Sukhchain Singh has been appointed to further investigate the case.