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B’GIR BJP ZILLA PARISHAD NOMINEE GETS THREAT CALL Thursday, 19 January 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
B’GIR BJP ZILLA PARISHAD NOMINEE GETS THREAT CALL
Thursday, 19 January 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Acting on a complaint of threat to life of a BJP Zilla Parishad (ZP) candidate, police on Tuesday night raided the Balangir jail and seized a mobile phone and a SIM card.
Sources said after the complaint from BJP ZP candidate Kishore Jain of zone number 20 under Bongomunda block, the call was traced and a raid was conducted on cell no- 2 of the Balangir jail.
“We have seized the phone and the SIM card from an inmate Laxman Bag. A case has been registered and further investigations are on, said district Superintendent of Police Ashish Singh.
This incident has exposed how lax the security is in Balangir jail and one can operate easily from inside the jails four walls and even issue threats, said the local residents.
The Balangir police seized around one and a half quintal of ganja from a vehicle on Wednesday. On Tuesday, a vehicle flouting traffic rules had tried to flee away, but since the railway gate at Sudpada was closed, the accused person fled from the spot leaving the vehicle there. The vehicle was opened and 74 packets of ganja were found. The value of the contraband was estimated at around `6 lakh, said Balangir town police station in-charge Prasanta Pattnaik. More details were awaited.