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Mobiles, knife seized from Jharkhand jail

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 16:28

Ranchi: Police seized 13 mobile phones, 17 phone chargers, a knife and other banned materials from Garwah district jail during surprise raids Tuesday, said a police official.

"Senior police officials conducted the raid following a tip-off about mobile phones and sharp weapons inside the jail. Apart from the phones, two SIM cards, a knife, a pair of scissors and a baton were also seized from inmates," the police official said.
Over 800 prisoners are lodged in Garwah jail and more than half of them are Maoists.

The raid took place a day after three hardcore Maoists escaped from West Singhbhum district jail.


First Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 16:28

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