Two high-end Android phones were recovered from the cell of former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala by the Tihar jail authorities in a surprise check carried out on Wednesday, police authorities informed on Friday.
The two android phones were found hidden beneath Chautala’s bed sheet and pillow after Tihar officials conducted a surprise inspection in Jail No. 2.
“Two Android phones, a charger, some tobacco powder and a wire were recovered during the surprise check. The search officer got suspicious by Chautala’s body language and on seeing a wire hanging out from beneath his bed sheet,” Tihar Central Jail AIG Raj Kumar said.
However, when enquired about the owners of the cellphones, Chautala’s co-inmate Ramesh took the responsibility.
He also claimed to have sneaked in all the prohibited items into the cell, the officer said.
It may be mentioned here that Chautala has been locked up in connection with a corruption case. He shares his sell with two inmates. Incidentally, the former Haryana Chief Minister returned to Tihar jail on Wednesday after his 21-day furlough got over.
“We are scanning the call detail records (CDR) of the mobile phones to find out who were in touch with the owner of the phones,” informed another Tihar jail officer.
Tihar officials also informed that they have found that Om Prakash Chautala was in regular touch with his family members, his advocate and some leaders of his party.
A probe has been initiated to find out the source behind sneaking in such prohibited items into the high security prison.