first_imgKolkata: The Alipore police station on Saturday night arrested a person on charges of smuggling mobile phones, narcotics, alcohol and razor blades into Alipore Central Correctional Home.The person named Mohammad Mosharaf was arrested on the basis of a tip off from Baruipur in South 24-Parganas.The name of Mosharaf had cropped up during the interrogation of Amitava Chowdhary – a medical professional attached to the prison, who was caught red-handed on the night of June 8. The sleuths had recovered four kg of marijuana, huge amount of alcohol, 35 cellphones, chargers and Rs 1.46 lakh in cash from his possession. “We have learnt that it was Mosharaf, who used to supply majority of these items to Chowdhary,” a senior police officer said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedState Correctional Administration minister Ujjal Biswas said: “We are keeping a close watch to curb the practice of smuggling things into correctional homes. There are more people involved and we will unearth the entire racket.”Four mobile phones were also recovered from the prison premises on Sunday morning. “We are trying to find out how these phones were sneaked in inspite of tight vigil,” a senior official said.The state Correctional Administration department has decided to impose fines on the inmates if they are found using cell phones inside the prison premises. The decision of the department comes in the wake of allegations regarding the use of cell phones by prisoners in a number of correctional homes across the state. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJP”We have prepared a draft suggesting amendment in the West Bengal Correctional Services Act 1992 with the inclusion of this aspect of fine. It has already been sent to the Law department. We hope to pass the amendment in this regard in the monsoon session of the state Assembly,” a senior official said.It is learnt that the department has recommended to impose a fine of Rs 10,000 on inmates caught using cell phones inside the prison.last_img

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