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Hundreds of electronic devices recovered from Central Jail Karachi during operation

Source: Geo • 2 months ago

KARACHI: A large number of television sets, LCDs, air coolers and other such electronic devices were found in Central Jail Karachi during an operation that started Sunday night after the recent escape of prisoners.

According to the jail police, the barracks of Lyari gang war and banned outfit prisoners were also searched among other quarters. Subsequently, hundreds of mobile phones, television sets, tape recorders, air coolers, knives and pliers were recovered from the premises.

Moreover, Rs0.7 million were also found in the possession of a prisoner, sources said.

The sources said action would be taken against the personnel involved in keeping such devices in the jail. Besides, banned outfit prisoners would not be allowed to meet visitors.

The joint search operation launched by Rangers, police and FC personnel started at night and went on till Monday morning.

The action was taken after two members of banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi managed to escape Central Jail Karachi a few days back.

The two under-trial prisoners were present in the jail’s judicial complex for a hearing when they managed to escape, said an official.

Subsequently, 12 police personnel, including the jail superintendent and deputy jail superintendent, were arrested at the behest of Sindh law and prisons minister.

A case was registered in New Town police station against the 12 police personnel arrested in the case.

The two escaped suspects were arrested by the Counter Terrorism Department in 2013 over their involvement in dozens of targeted killings.

The incident occurred despite a rehearsal conducted in the jail by security officials three days ago, sources informed. 

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