Tihar Jail Inmate Swallows Mobile Phone Fearing Search by Staff, Hospitalised

Though his condition is said to be fine so far, the mobile phone is still inside his body.

Updated: January 7, 2022 4:52 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Priyanka

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New Delhi: In a truly shocking incident, an under trial prisoner at Tihar jail swallowed a cell phone when the jail staff was approaching for search on suspicion, DG (Prison) Sandeep Goel was quoted as saying by news agency ANI on Friday.

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“On January 5, one inmate of Jail No.1, Tihar swallowed a mobile phone when our staff approached him for search on suspicion,” the jail official said. “He was sent to Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) Hospital. Though his condition is fine so far, the mobile phone is still inside his body,” added Goel.

The Tihar Jail has been strengthening its security arrangements following major backlash over its officials being caught providing facilities to the inmates, of which the main gadget was a mobile phone. Over 40 officials at the Tihar Prison have been booked by various law enforcement agencies during the past six months for extending benefits to the prisoners in one or the other way, according to a report by IANS.

(Based on agency inputs)

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Published Date: January 7, 2022 4:17 PM IST

Updated Date: January 7, 2022 4:52 PM IST