13 telephones seized from Amritsar Central Jail, 15 inmates booked
Amritsar, October 22
4 days after a video seize of a number of prisoners consuming medication in Amritsar Central Jail right here went viral, town police have booked two prisoners for a similar.
Although the jail authorities had been tight-lipped on the incident, Jails Minister Harjot Singh Bains had ordered a probe into it. Two days later, he himself carried out shock checking within the jail resulting in the restoration of eight cellphones, apart from a lot of packs of cigarettes and bundles of bidis throughout it.
The police stated following investigations, the inmates who had been seen consuming medication had been recognized as Paramjit Singh, alias Pamma, of Patti Behniwal in Sultanwind village and Naval Sood of Parshant Vihar in Rohini (Delhi).
In the meantime, through the checking within the jail, the workers confiscated 13 cellphones and intoxicants from 15 prisoners who had been booked by the police in 4 separate FIRs.
Moreover Paramjit and Naval Sood, the police have booked Manpreet Singh of Celebration Enclave, Shamsher Singh of Jigjeana village, Manjit Singh, alias Makhni, of Prem Nagar, Meera Kot Chowk, Sukhchain Singh of Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, Jatinder Singh of SUS Nagar, Surinder Singh of New Kot Atma Ram, Vishal Singh of Pandora village, Parminder Singh, alias Sona, of Sialka village in Mattewal.
Assistant Superintendent of Jail Avtar Singh advised the police that the jail workers confiscated 9 cellphones from them whereas 12 sedative drugs had been recovered from Manjit Singh Makhni.
Equally, 4 cellphones had been confiscated from Mukesh Kumar of Bihar, Akashdeep Singh of Banga in Mattewal, Gurjant Singh of Bachre village in Tarn Taran, Dharwinder Singh of Bhalaipur in Mehta and Sajan Singh Piddi of Gujjarpura locality right here.