The prison officials found right mobile phones from Mandoli Jail in New Delhi alongwith eight improvised knives. Five prison officials have been suspended iby the authorities.
The Central Jail officials conducted a surprise raid at Mandoli Jail.
After the recovery, the Prison Department initiated an internal probe to enquire about the role of jail staff in the smuggling. Based on the enquiry, two deputy superintendents and three head wardens have been placed under suspension for dereliction of duties, said officials.
The mobile phones and knives were found hidden in toilet doors,behind tiles, water tanks and pipelines.
The newly appointed Director General of Prisons Sanjay Beniwal formed a Special Vigilance Team at prison headquarters to confiscate all mobile phones and weapons that are being smuggled in the jail.
The teams, consisting of around 105 officials conducted raids at Mandoli Jail. Around eight mobile phones were recovered from hidden spots like toilet doors, behind the tiles, water tanks, water pipelines etc. Apart from this, 8 handmade knives were recovered.
The officials added that all the weapons and phones belong to members of Jitender Gogi and Tillu gang who often run extortion gangs from inside.