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Android phones found in Chautala's Tihar jail cell

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A week after IANS reported how was helping gangsters make a killing from jails, authorities in jail conducted a surprise check and found two high-end hidden beneath the bedsheet of former who is lodged there, an said on Friday.

The cellphones were recovered from Chautala's cell at 6 a.m. on Thursday after officials in jail conducted a surprise inspection in 2.

"Two mobile phones, a charger, some tobacco powder and a wire were recovered during the surprise check at Ward No. 3. The search got suspicious by Chautala's body language and on seeing a wire hanging out from beneath his bedsheet. Earlier, we got a tip-off that were used in 2," Central Jail said.

When officials asked who owned the cellphones, Chautala's co-inmate Ramesh took the responsibility. He also claimed to have sneaked in all the prohibited items into the cell, the said.

Locked up in connection with a corruption case, Chautala shares his sell with two inmates. Incidentally, the former returned to on Wednesday after his 21-day furlough got over.

"We are scanning the call detail records (CDR) of the to find out who were in touch with the owner of the phones. We are also tracking the previous locations of the phones ," another of the jail told IANS.

"It has been found that Chautala was in regular touch with his family members, his and some leaders of his party," he added.

On Thursday, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) announced that Chautala would remain the of the party after reorganising the outfit ahead of the Assembly elections in

A probe has been initiated to track the source behind sneaking prohibited items into the high security prison, the said.

"We are suspecting some of the jail employees of being involved in this wrongful practice in exchange of money," he said.

IANS on June 6 reported how gangsters lodged in Tihar and jails were using mobile phones and internet calls to run their gangs and also to execute contract killing in the national capital.



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First Published: Fri, June 14 2019. 23:58 IST