PUNJAB: Punjab government has so far confiscated 710 mobile phones from jails in a special drive.
In a video message, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said that during the special drive launched from March 16 to May 10, as many as 710 mobiles have been recovered from jail inmates.
According to the sources, From March 16 to March 31, 166 mobiles had been recovered whereas 354 mobiles were confiscated between April 1 and April 30. CM Maan said that 190 mobiles were recovered between May 1 and May 10. Mann said that these mobiles were used for illegal purposes.
The Chief Minister said that investigations are on to nab the persons on whose names these numbers were registered. He said that very soon strict action will be taken against them. Mann further said the responsibility of the officers and staff of jails who were involved in sneaking in these mobiles will also be fixed.
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