Trichy prison officials seize mobile phones from remand prisoner’s cell | Trichy News


Trichy: A surprise check conducted on Friday by prison officials inside Trichy central prison unearthed mobile phones and accessories illegally used by a key accused in a sensational murder of a dalit youth.
A team of officials led by jailor Satheeshkumar conducted a check in the cells of the prisoners in the morning. The check at the cell of S Yuvaraj, an accused in the murder of Gokulraj, 21, brought to light two mobile phones, two SIM cards, two mobile phone chargers, which were hidden in his cell and a sewage tank outside his cell.
“The search was conducted based on the inputs received about the use of mobile phones inside the prison. The search paid off and we seized them. Preliminary enquiries revealed that Yuvaraj used the mobile phones. Now the investigation is on to find out how long he had been using the mobile phones inside the prison and who supplied them to him,” jailor Satheeshkumar told ToI.
He was a leader of the kongu-vellalar community in the western region of the state. He has been continuing as a remand prisoner in Trichy central prison for the past few years ever since he was transferred to Trichy from another jail following his surrender before the CB-CID office in the murder case of Gokulraj, a dalit youth. Gokulraj’s headless body was found on a railway track in Namakkal on June 24, 2015.
Deputy inspector general (DIG), prisons, Trichy range, G Shanmugasundaram said that investigation has been intensified to nab the people who had brought the gadgets to the prison for the prisoners. “We got information on some of the suspects. They will be caught soon,” he told ToI.
Like other prisons in the state, Trichy central prison was also infamous for movement of contrabands such as ganja until few years ago. Shanmugasundaram said that the movement of such items was completely stopped after officials enforced the strict vigil.
Acting on a complaint from the jailor, KK Nagar police have registered a case against Yuvaraj under The Prisoners Act.





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