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Punjab News: Gangster attacked jail officer with a brick when mobile phone was found in the barrack, narrowly escaped

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Chandigarh. In Punjab’s Ferozepur Central Jail, a gangster has attacked the assistant superintendent of the jail. He narrowly survived this attack. It is being told that the Assistant Jail Superintendent along with the security personnel had come to search the gangster Parminder in the barracks. During the search a mobile phone was recovered from his barracks. The assistant superintendent was inquiring about this. During this, gangster Parminder became aggressive and attacked the assistant superintendent with a brick. It is being told that he narrowly escaped in this attack. A case has been registered against the gangster in the City Police Station.

In the search operation conducted in the jail, 4 mobile phones were recovered from the prisoners. In the last one week, more than two dozen mobile phones have been recovered from the inmates of the same jail. A week ago, 13 phones, including gangster Manpreet Manna, accused in the Moosewala murder case, lodged in the Ferozepur Central Jail, were recovered from the lock-up. In the search of Manpreet Manna, 2 phones were found, after which he threatened to kill the policemen of the jail. On receiving the phone call, he told the jail policemen that if he harassed him more or searched him, he would get them killed. This case is also registered in the City Police Station. A day before this incident, 10 mobile phones were recovered from this jail.

There are also reports that Pakistani prisoners lodged in many jails of Punjab are using phones. Sources say that central agencies have given a report to the Punjab Police that gangsters and Pakistani prisoners are kept in the same barracks in several jails of the state and they are using mobile phones. Sources also say that central agencies have instructed the jail administration of Punjab to keep gangsters and Pakistani prisoners in separate barracks, so that the nexus between them can be broken.

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FIRST PUBLISHED : October 17, 2022, 12:24 IST

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