Security arrangements at jail come under scanner with recovery of mobile and ball containing opium
Ferozepur, November 24, 2020: The security arrangements at the jail have come under the scanner with the recovery of mobile and ball containing the opium-like substance.
The alert jail staff recovered one mobile from the inmate at Central Jail and in another case; one ball was found lying from the backside of the jail garden containing an opium-like substance.
In the past, there had been the frequent recovery of banned items like mobile, bidis, drugs, etc from the jail inmates or thrown from the outside putting the security arrangements under the scanner. The high rising buildings which have come up with the passage of time on one side and PUDA colony on another side are posing a threat to security chinks. Jail Minister had already given the indication to shift the jail from the thickly populated area to out of the city and taking up the matter with the various mobile operators for the feasibility of jamming the mobile network.
Divulging with details, Sawan Singh, Assistant Superintendent informed that during the search operation on Monday, one mobile was recovered from prisoner Harpreet Singh alias Babbo of Key-pad white color with batter and SIM Card. At the time of taking the mobile, Harpreet Singh and Gurpreet Singh tried to snatch the same while having a hand-to-hand fight with Warder Gurjant Singh and Gaurav.
Sukhwant Singh, Assistant Superintendent informed that during the search operation along with the wall from outside of the jail, one yellow colour ball was found from the garden and on its opening, a substance like opium weighing 30 gm was found along with the envelope.
In both the two cases on the report of Sawan Singh and Sukhwant Singh, Assistant Superintendents Central Jail have been registered against the prisoner Harpreet Singh and Gurpreet Singh have registered for recovery of mobile and against one unidentified person on the recovery of the ball.
In both cases, Jangir Singh has been appointed as IO to further proceed into the matter and investigations are still on.