Calls to Pakistan made from Bangalore Central Jail

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Bangalore, May 25: Inmates of the Bangalore Central Jail have left the Karnataka government and the union Home ministry worried after it was found that the inmates have been making phone calls to Pakistan.

The Home ministry found that cell phones were being used to make calls to Pakistan within the jail premises. The matter is being looked into by the state CID.

"Calls are being made from the jail and that's why in the future we will be observing the calls, where the calls are coming, I think calls from Dubai and some areas are being made, we are very keen about sorting this," said Karnataka Home Minister, R Ashok.

More than 15 terror suspects are jailed in the Bangalore Central jail, that includes suspected Indian Mujahideen members T Nasir, Sarfaraz Nawaz and Abdul Sattar, who were charged for the 2008 serial blasts in Bangalore. The jail also houses two Pakistani nationals, Karachi based Mohd Ali Hussain and Mohd Fahad, who were jailed in 2006 by the Mysore police and are believed to be a part of the terror outfit, Al Badr.

“The government has now decided to put jammers inside the jail, we are spending nine crore rupees for the jammers so that in the future we can prevent incidents like these," said Ashok.

The big question that lies before the authority is how the prisoners got access to the cell phones in the jail.

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