Jail warden arrested for ‘supplying’ cell phone, charas to inmates
LAHORE: Jail officials on Friday claimed to have arrested a Camp Jail warden with a mobile phone and a half kilogramme of charas, which they said was being supplied to the prisoners. Warden Muhammad Akram was working in the Camp Jail for the past 30 years. The jail officials said that on Friday, when Akram entered the jail to assume his duties, fellow warden, Riaz, had searched him in the presence of Assistant Superintendent of Police Ali Cheema.
The officials said that during the search a cell phone was recovered from Akram’s underwear, and a half-kg charas from his socks. The officials handed the warden to the Shadman Police. The police have registered a case against the accused. Camp Jail Deputy Superintendent Abdul Razzaq Niazi said that there had been reports that jail officials provided prisoners with cell phones and drugs. “We have already intensified the search of jail officials in this regard,” he added. He said Prisons Inspector General Mian Farooq had suspended the warden. According to details, during the last two weeks, jail officials recovered six cell phones from a prisoner’s possession in Block-15 of the Camp Jail, whereas four cell phones were also recovered from a prisoner detained in Block-16 (A). It was also said that two and a half kilogramme of charas had been recovered from a pack containing a pizza sent by some relatives of a prisoner through the courier.