Jailed husband helped wife run drugs business over mobile phone

A married woman arrested for her involvement in illegal drugs business could maintain contact with her jailed husband on daily basis because he had access to mobile phone inside the jail.

The disturbing fact came to light during the interrogation of two women arrested by Patiala police on drugs charges on Monday from village Rajgarh in Patiala district.

Identified as Manjit Kaur aka Bitto told the police that she used to be in touch with her husband Surjit Singh lodged in the district jail on the charge of his involvement in running a drug racket for the last five months, said Patiala district police chief Mandeep Singh Sidhu  

Based on the disclosure, the jail authorities after being informed by the police, recovered the mobile phone from his jail barrack.

A case was registered against him at the police station, Tripuri, Patiala.

The arrested woman told that she used to get instructions from her husband to run the drugs business.

The development has once again exposed the jail administration for its laxity in the backdrop of the alleged use of mobile phones by the jail inmates especially those facing charges of drugs smuggling.   

The police had yesterday arrested Bitto and her woman associate and recovered 850 Grams Heroin and Rs 5 lakh drug money. Two houses allegedly built with drug money were also sealed by the police.

Both women had allegedly been involved in the drugs business for long.

Sidhu expected more disclosures with further progress of the investigation.