Mobiles, narcotics found in prisons in UP
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 21:58
  
Lucknow: Narcotics, mobile phones and blades were recovered during raids carried out by police and district officials in several jails in Uttar Pradesh today.

The state government ordered the raids in prisons across the state two days after nine prisoners fled from the Meerut Jail by scaling its wall.

Smack and other narcotic substances, mobile phones, their chargers and blades were recovered during the raids, officials said.

The raids were conducted in Ghazipur, Hamirpur, Sitapur, Faizabad, Basti, Azamgarh and other prisons, they said.

Nine prisoners, including seven convicts serving life imprisonment, escaped from the Meerut Jail on Sunday night by scaling its wall.

Taking a serious note of the incident, the state government suspended 15 prison officials.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 21:58


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