Mobiles, knife seized from Jharkhand jail

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.