5 mobile phones seized from Ferozepur Jail, total 516 to be recovered by 2023
Ferozepur, December 31, 2023: On the last day of this year, 5 mobile phones were seized from inside the prison, in addition to various other prohibited items, the total number of mobile phones recovered during 2023 The total number of units was 516.
During the two search operations, two mobile phones were recovered from undertrial convict Rubpreet Singh (alias Lovely) who was already remanded in the jail and another mobile phone was lying unclaimed in the jail premises. Three vehicles were recovered. Cases under the Prisons Act have been registered against the prisoners and unidentified persons.
Despite the three-tier structure, it remains a mystery how mobile phones and other prohibited items found their way into the prison, and the possibility of a lack of security or the connivance of staff cannot be ruled out. However, after the contraband was brought in, the staff took great care in confiscating the contraband, but during that time approximately 43,000 calls were made from within the prison on three cellphones, all for illegal purposes. The use of was also exposed.
The purpose of locking up criminals in prison and keeping them away from the outside world as a punishment is lost when mobile phones are regularly collected. Investigating such recovery cases is also difficult as security is not free to take prisoners out of jail for interrogation after registering a case, especially if there are not enough staff to guard the prisoners. The matter therefore ends with the registration of a case in such recovery. To stop this danger, stricter measures must be initiated.