Jammu, May 03, KDC: In a surprise raid conducted at Kot Bhalwal Central Jail in Jammu, the Counter Intelligence Wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police recovered mobile phones and SIM cards.
Official sources told News Agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) that a police team from Counter Intelligence Wing raided some jail barracks and recovered mobile phones and SIM cards, headphones and chargers. The raid was carried out after Jammu police arrested a jail staffer in Gandhi Nagar firing case wherein Royal Singh and his associates were booked. Royal Singh, a convict in Amandeep Murder case, was also running a nexus in association with jail staffer, police had said.
Vital leads were developed by police during questioning of arrested jail staffer Kuldeep Kumar.
A police official told KDC they cannot rule out the involvement of other jail staff members in providing mobile phone facilities to jail inmates including the militants.
Pertinently, in January 2019, in a similar raid, police had recovered a large number of mobile phone and SIM cards. Police has registered an FIR to investigate this case further.
The high-security prison, where the UN-designated militant, Masood Azhar, was once detained, has over 500 prisoners, including Pakistani and local militants also. (KDC)