|Patiala central jail, the accused was to sell a thousand rupees per SIM|
News Patiala: 4th July 2022
The 33 SIM cards recovered from the central jail were brought for sale inside the jail. The plan was to sell the SIM card to gangsters and other prisoners at Rs 1,000 per SIM.
Which were thrown in packets outside the prison wall. The sixth accused who threw the packet inside the jail has also been arrested by the police along with Rs 2,000.
Hira Bagh, a resident of Sabir Ali, who was released on bail in a drug trafficking case, has been remanded in police custody for two days.
Jaideep Sharma, in charge of the jail police station, produced Sabir Ali in court and remanded him. Five accused in the case have already been remanded in judicial custody after their remand ended.
In this case, mobile phone dealer Ravi Sanalia resident of HE 104, Aman Avenue, Amritsar, Haridarpal Singh resident of Pala Sahib Road Karma Singh Colony, Amritsar, Pushpidar Singh alias Noni resident of Jalandhar, Rakesh Kumar alias Kaka resident of village Dhina, Jalandhar and Harmanjit Singh alias Harman, a resident of village Jodha, district Tarn Taran, has been questioned.
Accused Harmanjit Singh and Harwinder Singh had an old friendship. Harmanjit Singh, along with Pushpider and Rakesh, had planned to sell SIM cards inside the jail.
Harmanjit Singh spoke to Harwinder Singh about this and he contacted the phone dealer Ravi. Harwinder Singh opened a new restaurant and talked to Ravi to give a mobile SIM card to the staff and agreed to pay Rs 600 per SIM.
Ravi started issuing SIM cards to the customers who came to his shop and prepared 33 SIM cards and handed them over to Harvinder. After receiving the SIM cards, Sabir Ali was contacted to be sent to jail as he had already packed and delivered drugs and other items to the jail.
Taking Rs 2,000, Sabir Ali threw the SIM card in a packet inside the jail. The first call was to be made inside the jail.
After activating the SIM card, the consignment was sent to jail and the buyer had to make the first call after selling the SIM in jail.
The accused had struck a deal with gangsters and other inmates at the rate of Rs 1,000 per SIM to sell the SIM card. Before handing over the SIM card, the jail authorities recovered it and registered a case.