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Dasna district jail to have mobile jammer facility soon

Posted on 2014-11-17

Ghaziabad, The Dasna district jail in Ghaziabad will soon get a mobile phone jammer facility.

The jail authorities said that to curb the usage of mobile phones by prisoners, the Dasna jail will have a mobile jammer. The facility will be installed as a precautionary measure under the Central government scheme.

“Among several jails in Uttar Pradesh, out jail has been identified to install a mobile jammer to block cell phone communication inside the jail premises. It has been chosen under a Central government scheme. Although there had been no complaints of usage of mobile phones, the installation of the jammer will be done as a precautionary measure,” said Dasna jail Superintendent SP Yadav.

Officials said that a company would survey the jail in the coming days and would later submit a report to senior officials on the installation of the jammer.

At present, Dasna jail houses around 3,400 inmates, including women inmates, and a number of dreaded criminals and high profile accused and convicts are kept under a close watch. Already, as a practice, the usage of mobile phones inside the Dasna jail premises is prohibited.