The day after the Minister’s visit, 2 mobile phones recovered from Ludhiana central prison

Punjab Prisons and Mines Minister Harjot Singh Bains paid a surprise visit to Ludhiana Central Jail on June 5 and claimed that the prisons will be cellphone-free within the next 6-8 months.

A day after the visit of the Punjab Cabinet Minister for Prisons and Mines, Harjot Singh Bains, two mobile phones were recovered from two inmates at Ludhiana Central Jail on Monday.

Following a complaint from Deputy Superintendent Sarup Chand, Police Division 7 reserved inmates Varun Kumar and Harpreet Singh under Section 52-A of the Prisons Act.

Jail Inmates Defeat Their Rival

In another case, a group of inmates beat their rival in the prison.

The victim, Deepu Kumar, had returned to prison after attending a court hearing, when the accused attacked him following some rivalry. Deepu suffered a head injury and was admitted to the prison hospital.

Number 7 Division police incarcerated the defendants – Kuntal Sachdeva, Gurmeet Singh, Inder Singh, Jatinder Kumar and Manpreet Singh – under Sections 323 (willful injury), 34 (act of several persons in pursuit of a common intention) of the Indian Penal Code. Code and 52-A of the Prisons Act.

Bains had made a surprise visit to Ludhiana Central Jail on June 5 and claimed to make the prisons cellphone-free within the next 6-8 months.

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