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