Jailed terrorists using cell phones

Published: June 17, 2010

Police informed of terrorists still being in contact with their partners from prison.

BAHAWALPUR: The Punjab government has issued a notification to Punjab IG, divisional commissioners, DCOs, RPOs, DPOs informing them that covert agencies have reported that imprisoned terrorists are being provided with cell phones.

Police officials have received information stating that captured terrorists are still active as they are able to provide information to their accomplices through their cell phones. All police commissioners and DCOs in collaboration with well reputed police officials have been ordered to pay surprise visits to the jails in question and investigate the matter in detail.

The police officials were told that stern action should be taken against officials who have provided cell phones to arrested terrorists.

On the orders of the IG prisons Punjab, DIG prisons Multan region Mirza Shahid Baig paid a surprise visit to the Multan central jail. During an investigation a heavy cache of drugs, including marijuana and heroin, were recovered and two mobile phones were seized from death row prisoners.

Central jail superintendent Mohsin Rafiq was questioned in this regard and has said that a matchbox and a mobile phone battery was seized from the roof of a barrack, adding that ‘this was not a serious matter’.

DIG Baig has ordered the suspension of Rafiq and has asked that a detailed inspection of all prisoners be carried out.

Published in the Express Tribune, June 17th, 2010.

Reader Comments (4)

  • Syed Slaman Ali
    Jun 17, 2010 - 1:18PM

    Why these terrorist are in Jails, They should be executed as Iranian Govt do.Recommend

  • Mansoor Khalid
    Jun 17, 2010 - 2:17PM

    This is a worrying point. What’s the use if the contacts have not been broken completely? If we lack anywhere in this regard, all our efforts can go in vain. Authorities need to take notice of this.Recommend

  • ali hamdani
    Jun 17, 2010 - 2:23PM

    It is better to get them involved in rehab so that there minds are utilized in something better. We must utilize these men rather than them being tortured and killed in the jail cells.Recommend

  • Zahid
    Jun 18, 2010 - 11:01AM

    ALL wrong comments. They are kept by the politicians/Govt. officials so that they can use them later for terminating their opponents. This is Pakistani way.Recommend

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