Cellphones and SIM cards recovered in Kot Bhalwal jail

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In a surprise raid conducted at Kot Bhalwal Central Jail, the Counter Intelligence Wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police recovered mobile phones and SIM cards.

Unnamed sources said that the police team raided the jail and recovered mobile phones and SIM cards, chargers and headphones. 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.

According to police, Royal Singh, a convict in the Amandeep Murder case, was also running a nexus in association with a jail staffer.

Vital leads were developed by police during questioning of arrested jail staffer Kuldeep Kumar.

A senior police official said they cannot rule out the involvement of other jail staff members in providing mobile phone facilities to jail inmates including the militants.

In January 2019, in a similar raid, police had recovered a large number of mobile phone and SIM cards. The police have 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. (KNS)

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