Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Prisoners will no longer be able to hide mobile phones inside jails. With an aim to improve security inside the Tihar Jail and other prisons, the administration has purchased 10 nonlinear junctions from a US-based firm, which will be able to detect mobile phones or SIM cards from the prisoners lodged in the jail.
According to the jail officials, this device will be able to find mobile phones hidden up to two feet in the ground or concrete.
In 2021, the Tihar Jail administration purchased two devices which were tested. The results of the trial were good, after which ten devices have now been purchased from that firm and distributed in different jails.
In Tihar, the administration has often conducted raids and recovered sharp objects and mobile phones from the prisoners and in the past. There was also an infamous incident when a prisoner sitting in the jail made phone calls and extorted money from someone.