Mobile phone found outside Hardik Patel's barrack in prison

Surat, Mar 5: Two mobile phones, as many chargers and a phone battery were recovered from outside a barrack in Lajpore Central Jail here where Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel is lodged.

One handset was found outside the barrack where Hardik is lodged alone putting him under the scanner.

Phone found outside Hardik's barrack

According to jail authorities, the jailer on duty on Saturday evening, during a regular search, found a mobile phone lying outside Hardik's barrack.

Upon further search, another hand set, a mobile battery and two chargers were found from another spot in the jail premises.

Subsequently, an FIR was lodged at Sachin Police Station by duty jailer D P Rabari under IPC section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and relevant sections of Prison Act for receiving, bringing prohibited articles in prison cells.

Deputy Superintendent of Police V D Patil said an investigation into the matter is on.

"An FIR has been lodged in this matter. Since one phone was found outside the barrack where Hardik is lodged alone, we infer that the phone was used by him only," Patil said.


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