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10 mobile phones seized in Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu


High-level probe initiated says, officials

JAMMU: The authorities in Jammu have ordered the high-level probe as at least 10 mobile phones were seized during a major operation carried out in the high-security Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu, officials said on Thursday.

Officials told that 17 such devices have been seized in the last 15 days inside the jail premises, of which 10 mobile phones have been seized today only. Terming the seizure of mobile phones as a serious security concern, the officials said that a high-level probe has been initiated in this regard.

Official sources said that after some specific inputs, a joint team of Jammu police, CRPF and CID launched a major operation in the high-security jail in Kot Bhalwal.

“During this operation, 10 mobile phones have been seized, which were allegedly being used by a few prisoners lodged in the jail,” they said, adding that today’s operation has been carried out on the basis of a similar operation that was carried out by the CID wing of Jammu and Kashmir police in which seven such mobile phones were seized.

“A total of 17 mobile phones have been seized from the jail in the last 15 days,” the officials said.

They said that a high-level probe is going on and they are trying to ascertain who among the prisoners were using mobile phones as use of phones, even by militants lodged in the jail cannot be ruled out—(KNO)


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