Top officials of Tamil Nadu Prisons department carried out raids at the Puzhal Central jail after images of “‘luxurious”’ life led by some inmates went viral on social media.
Puzhal Central Prison authorities removed 18 televisions from A Class wards in the jail after discovering that inmates were using their USB ports to charge mobile phones.
Officials have seized 17 television sets, a couple of radios, ceiling fans, DVDs, beds, cots, chairs, curtains, washed clothes, costly shoes and coolers from the cell of terrorists who were lodged in the high-security area of Central prison at Puzhal in suburban Chennai.
Those lodged in the cell included Islamic terrorists involved in the 1998 Coimbatore blasts, besides a person involved in the Kolkata fake note scam and an arms smuggler.
Shocking pictures emerged from Puzhal central prison in Chennai. Convicts lodged inside high security block in Puzhal central prison are seen enjoying a luxurious life.
“We withdrew 18 televisions from A Class wards in the jail after discovering that inmates were using their USB ports to charge mobile phones. The televisions will be reinstalled after the issue is resolved,” a prison official said.
ADGP- Prisons, Ashutosh Shukla, said, “‘We are conducting an inquiry to find out how they got hold of mobile phones. We have temporarily removed the TV and FM radio which were provided by the prison department.”