Drug smuggling rampant in jails
Supply was snapped due to tight vigil during poll; 1,500 addicts fell ill in one jail alone
Ruchika M Khanna
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 22
On the eve of the Lok Sabha elections, at least 1,500 inmates at the Modern Jail Kapurthala started falling sick, complaining of acute abdomen pain, frequent sneezing and diarrhoea. The inmates were showing withdrawal symptoms as the regular supply of drugs to them inside the jail had been snapped following strict monitoring by the Election Commission.
The problem of drugs and its rampant smuggling inside the state jails is grave….