Dog squad to check smuggling of narcotics into Tihar jail
New Delhi: Now a dog squad will come to
the rescue of Tihar Prisons authorities to help them check the smuggling of banned narcotic substances and drugs into jail premises by inmates.
As most of the inmates lodged at the jail have a
history of addiction to drugs, attempts are often made by them
to smuggle in such items. In the year 2010, three prisoners
were caught carrying drugs in their body cavities inside the
prison premises, DG Tihar Prisons, Neeraj Kumar said.
"We have been able to check the entry of restricted
items like mobile phone sets and razor blades inside the
jails. But the metal detectors are not effective in detecting
entry of drugs. Dogs can be effective in such situation. They
can smell from a distance and tell if someone is in possession
of some restricted item, even drugs," he said.
"We have put forth a request for the same to the Delhi
government and are waiting for their nod. Once we get the
permission to go ahead we will decide our next course of
action," Kumar said.
Kumar informed that this action was initiated
following the recommendation of the Lieutenant Governor.
It all began with the magisterial inquiry into the
death of an undertrial Babloo in the year 2009. After the
inquiry the LG recommended bringing in a dog squad to check
entry of doping items, he said.
Kumar said, "We agree it is not hundred per cent
foolproof but yes it is more effective than other mechanical
devices and manual checking."
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- UP: Jammu-bound Muri Express derails in Kaushambi
- Five unmanned parachute-like objects spotted over Mumbai airport
- CBSE Board Class 12th Exam Results 2015 declared
- Watch: Fast N Facts @ 7:30pm
- Jaipur girl Mini Rajpal wins Miss India Deaf 2015!
- Dawood's intercepted phone calls prove yet again he is in Pakistan
- One year of Modi govt: How satisfied is the common man?
- Delhi's 2015 CBSE Class 12 topper M Gayatri talks to Zee Media
- Mumbai architecture creates double decker bus from scrap!
- One year of Modi govt: How satisfied is the common man? Part-2
- One year of Modi govt: PM addresses mega rally in Mathura
- No respite from heat for next three days: IMD
- Growing medical negligence in Delhi's AIIMS
- Police registers case after parachute-like objects were spotted over Mumbai airport
- DNA: Sikh man in New Zealand removed his turban to help injured kid
- CBSE.nic.in 12th XII Results 2015: CBSE Board (cbseresults.nic.in) Class 12th XII Exam Results 2015 to be announced on May 25
- Heatwave claims over 550 lives so far, Delhi saw hottest day
- LIVE - Cbse.nic.in & cbseresults.nic.in Class 12th XII Results 2015: CBSE Board Class 12th XII Exam Results 2015 to be announced shortly
- Cbse.nic.in & cbseresults.nic.in Class 12th XII Results 2015: CBSE Board Class 12th XII Exam Results 2015 declared
- IPL 2015 final: Mumbai Indians thrash Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs to lift second title
- Check cbseresults.nic.in for CBSE Class 12 result 2015
- Two dead, over 100 injured as Muri Express derails in UP; Prabhu announces Rs 2 lakhs ex-gratia for kin of dead
- Mathura rally: PM Modi slams 'corrupt' UPA regime, lauds NDA govt's efforts in past one year
- Check WBBSE (wbresults.nic.in) Class 12th Results: West Bengal Board (wbscvet.org) Higher Secondary Class XII Vocational Results to be declared today at 4 PM
- PM Narendra Modi's Mathura rally: As it happened
- CBSE Class 12 results out: Here's how you can check
- Public rally on 100 days of AAP govt: As it happened
- CBSE Board 12th XII Results 2015: Cbse.nic.in & cbseresults.nic.in Class 12th XII Exam Results 2015 to be announced today at 12 Noon
- Kejriwal lists AAP govt's achievements of 100 days, slams Centre's 'dictatorial attitude'
- Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party changes its logo