Motihari: The police on Thursday raided the
Central jail here and seized a SIM card, five mobile phone
chargers, several daggers and other sharp edged weapons.
The raid followed intelligence inputs and was aimed at
clipping the wings of criminals operating from behind the bars
ahead of Assembly elections commencing from October 21, Deputy
Superintendent of Police (Town) S K Saroj said.
There was also information that maoists were planning
to break inside the jail, he said adding several hardened
criminals were lodged there.
Security of the jail premises had been augmented after
receiving the information.
28 naxals were lodged in this prison in East Champaran
district out of which 8 were shifted to other central jails
due to security reasons recently, he added.