Ludhiana, August 5
A surprise check at the central prison resulted in the recovery of three cell phones and chewing tobacco in separate boxes. In one case, prison staff caught an inmate’s father, who had come to hand tobacco to his son.
In the first case, the police arrested two detainees and recovered from them two mobile phones and 30 grams of tobacco. The defendants have been identified as Karamjit Singh and Jobanpreet. A Prisons Act case was filed against them yesterday.
In another case, prison staff recovered 10 tobacco pouches and a cell phone of inmate Sunny Kumar. Deputy superintendent of prison Kashmir Lal said in a surprise check that a mobile phone and tobacco were recovered from inmate Sunny Kumar. Further investigation was underway to inquire about the source, who arranged objectionable items inside the prison, he said. A Prisons Act case was filed against the detainee yesterday, it added.
In yet another case, the police arrested Beeru Ram from Bazigar Basti and collected tobacco from the prison premises. The assailants’ prison superintendent, Surinder Kumar, said the defendant came to meet his son Ram Ratan, a sub-trial, and handed him some clothes. “When prison staff checked the clothes, tobacco was recovered. We immediately informed the police and Beeru Ram was arrested. A complaint has been filed against him,” he said.