Cell discovered on BKI man in Ferozepur jail
Ferozepur, Might 23
The Ferozepur police have booked Babbar Khalsa Worldwide (BKI) terrorist Harcharan Singh, at present lodged within the Central Jail right here, following the restoration of a cell phone from his possession.
Was nabbed in 2019
- Harcharan Singh was arrested by State Particular Operation Cell on June 5, 2019 for allegedly offering funds and firearms to sleeper cells of the BKI
- In March 2020, the NIA courtroom had chargesheeted Harcharan and three others — Kulvinderjeet Khanpuria, Ravinderpal and Jagdev — for waging struggle towards the state
Harcharan is lodged within the high-security zone — “Chakki cell”, meant for hardcore criminals, gangsters and terrorists — contained in the jail. As per info, throughout checking of the cell in block No. 3, the jail officers recovered the smartphone with SIM from Harcharan. He’s suspected to have been utilizing it to hold out nefarious actions from the jail.
Sources mentioned after the restoration, as jail warden Chhinder Singh tried at hand it over to Assistant Jail Superintendent Sukhjinder Singh, the accused allegedly grabbed the telephone and smashed it. Smoke began emanating from the telephone and its physique began melting. Nevertheless, the jail officers retrieved the SIM.
Harcharan has been booked below Part 52-A of the Prisons Act on the metropolis police station together with one other inmate, Prince, a resident of Tarn Taran district. A telephone with SIM was additionally recovered from Prince, a gangster, throughout checking. Jail Superintendent Parvinder Singh mentioned the incident came about throughout routine checking of barracks. He mentioned they have been making an attempt to determine how the telephone reached the “Chakki cell”. However stringent safety measures, cell phones are being from the jail premises frequently.