Jodhpur: In a search operation conducted by Jodhpur central jail authorities on Wednesday night, 17 cell phones, 18 SIM cards and 3 chargers were recovered from three barracks of undertrial prisoners. Upset with such a huge seizure and that too after four months of Operation Flush Out, police headquarters has ordered an inquiry into the matter.
“Despite Operation Flush Out, this huge recovery of cell phones has put a question mark on the operation. We have ordered an inquiry and the guilty will not be spared,” DGP (prisons) Rajeev Dasot said. Police have seized all the phones and SIM cards and have registered a case at Ratanada police station against unknown prisoners as the ownership of these phones has not yet been established.
ADCP (East) Bhagchand said from the SIM cards, the call details will be extracted in order to find out which phone and SIM card belong to which prisoner. “We had reached the jail late Wednesday night for a search operation and found the administration had already conducted a search operation. They had recovered 13 smart phones, 4 feature phones, 18 SIM cards from the 3 barracks of undertrials”, said Bhagchand, adding that all the phones were handed over to police for further action.
The seizures took place less than 3 weeks after the visit of Jodhpur Central Jail by Dasot, who had inspected the jail as a part of Operation Flush Out being conducted across in all jails of the state with a view to control illegal activities.