Ferozepur, June 14
Five mobiles were recovered from the jail inmates during the search operation carried out on Monday by the jail officials and from the two plackets thrown from outside by unidentified persons.
Despite vigil checks at the entry point of jail, the smuggling of mobile phones is a continued process, putting a question mark on security arrangements.
It is added here that in most jurisdictions, prison inmates are forbidden from possessing mobile phones due to their ability to communicate with the outside world and other security issues. Mobile phones are one of the most smuggled items into prisons. They provide inmates the ability to make and receive unauthorized phone calls, send email and text messages, use social media, and follow news pertaining to their case, among other forbidden uses
Earlier, on Sunday, two mobiles were recovered from the two packets thrown by the miscreants from outside over the high walls of jails.
Working on the input, barrack number 1 was searched by Gurtej Singh, Assistant Superintendent, and one mobile with a battery and SIM card was recovered from under-trial prisoner Gurjit Singh. Later on, one more mobile was recovered from the woods and dumped in the courtyard with a battery but without a SIM card. Further, during the search of barrack number 2, one mobile with a battery and SIM card was recovered from under-trial prisoner Luvpreet Singh.
A case under Section 52-A Prisons Act has been registered and further investigations are on with Pawan Kumar, IO.