Jail inmates allege officials forcing them to sell mobiles, video goes viral - ECAS Punjab

Jail inmates allege officials forcing them to sell mobiles, video goes viral

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Sanjiv Kumar Bakshi
Hoshiarpur, June 12

Lodged in the Hoshiarpur jail, two inmates in a video have accused the Jail Deputy Superintendent and other employees of coercing them into selling mobiles at exorbitant rates within the jail complex.The video gas gone viral.

One of the two prisoners in the video claims that having bought a phone for Rs 20,000, he is now being forced to sell it for Rs 40, 000. The two also allege that drugs are being sold inside the jail in connivance with the prison staff.

'Drugs also being sold'

  • One of the two prisoners in the video claims that after having bought a phone for Rs20,000, he is now being forced to sell it for Rs40, 000

  • The two also allege that drugs are being sold inside the jail in connivance with the prison staff

When contacted, Deputy Jail Superintendent Harbhajan Singh said that several mobiles had been seized from the prisoners in the past few days. "False allegations are being made against the staff only to pressurise the jail administration", he claimed. He identified the two inmates in the video as Shivam, convicted under the NDPS Act, and undertrial Rajinder Kumar Bangar, who is facing three cases.

"They were placed in a separate cell after they assaulted a fellow prisoner some days ago.The two have made the video only to put pressure on the administration," the Deputy Superintendent maintained.



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