Haryana: 16 mobile phones recovered from Central Jail in Ambala | Gurgaon News

AMBALA: Authorities of Central Jail Ambala have recovered 16 mobile phones, which were dug inside the jail premises allegedly by inmates.
Apart from mobiles, the police have also recovered two SIM cards, some mobile batteries, data cables and chargers.
On the complaint of Ambala jail deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Rajeev Kumar, a case has been registered against unidentified persons under section 42 of the Prisons Act, at Baldev Nagar police station on Wednesday.
In his complaint DSP Rajeev said that on Wednesday the premises of central jail Ambala was checked for searching mobile phones dug by the inmates.
He said during checking 16 mobile phones were found hidden at an empty space inside a block of jail premises besides some chargers, batteries, data cables and 2 SIM cards.
This is not the first case when mobile phones have been recovered from Ambala jail premises. This year, the police have recorded a fall in number of cases related to recovery of mobile phones from Ambala jail premises. As per police record, last year in 2021, about 60 cases were lodged, while till date in 2022, about 34 cases have been registered by Ambala police at Baldev Nagar police station.
The jail authorities claim to have tightened the security.
Baldev Nagar police station house officer (SHO) inspector Gaurav said, “Of 16 mobile phones recovered on Wednesday 6 are smart phones while the rest are keypad ones.” He confirmed recovery of two SIM cards too.
Ambala Superintendent of police Jashandeep Singh Randhawa said, “We have formed a special investigation team for thorough investigation (in these cases of recovery of mobile phones from jail premises in Ambala). SIT has been formed so that we can unearth entire chain of suppliers and users.”
To a query of any involvement of jail officials in supplying mobiles to inmates, SP Ambala said, “So far, no explicit role of jail officials came to light. In Ambala the cases are mostly of throwing packets containing mobiles from outside from an adjacent road to jail wall, which jail authorities can prevent by adopting several preventive measures like installing nets, etc.”
Ambala jail SP Samjeev Patar said, “All 16 mobiles have been recovered hidden inside ground in jail. We have managed to control the menace of packet throwing in Ambala jail by identifying prisoners who get it conducted and issuing strict guidelines to them. Involvement of any jail officials is matter of investigation and an FIR has been lodged by police for the same. This recovery has been made on the basis of information from our internal sources.”
SP jail said they have increased efforts of involving prisoners in sports activities.

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