8 mobile recoveries from Ferozepur Jail takes total recoveries to over 500 during 2023
Continued seizure of mobile phones from Ferozepur jail leaves police confused
Ferozepur, December 29, 2023: A large number of mobile phones have been seized from inside Ferozepur Central Jail throughout the year, leaving prison officials at a loss. However, officials claim that strict vigilance is being maintained in each ward of the prison to prevent any untoward incident from occurring. However, despite this, some inmates continue to break prison rules and commit criminal acts from within the premises.
Two search operations recently recovered eight mobile phones, two batteries and a charger from prisoners lying in the barracks, which were reportedly seized from the prison earlier this year during search operations. There were 8 mobile phones, 2 batteries, and 1 charger. , from packets lying unclaimed or thrown over the high walls of the prison. However, there are no answers as to how these cell phones ended up inside the prison.
Prisons are considered safe places for criminals who are threatened by their opponents. At the same time, mobile phones have become the most sought-after items for prisoners, as they are used illegally to keep in touch with family members and to extort money from people in prison.
In the initial search operation conducted by Assistant Superintendent of Police Nirmaljit Singh, five mobile phones were recovered from the prisoner Surjit Singh (alias Toni Sagar, alias Gullah and Lakhwinder Kumar) and two were recovered by Assistant Superintendent of Police Rishakhpal Goyal. During the second search operation, three mobile phones were recovered, while two mobile phones were not claimed. A mobile phone, two batteries and a charger were recovered from Langar Barracks 2.
In both the cases, cases have been registered against prisoners and unidentified persons under the Prisons Act and further investigation is being carried out in these cases with IO Gurmeer Singh.
Despite high boundary walls and three layers of security, it remains a mystery how mobile phones and other prohibited items reach the campus. There is housing on one side of the prison grounds, and one side is open. Notorious criminals take advantage of dense populations and open spaces. Their colleagues throw their mobile phones against the campus boundary wall. Increasing the wall height further will make it easier to check for this fraud. Additionally, this threat can be mitigated by implementing strict measures at entry points and prohibiting visits by relatives during mobile retrieval of certain prisoners.