Attempt to give brown sugar hidden inside chappals for prisoner busted
Thrissur: Prison staff arrested and handed over a man who came to hand over brown sugar to a prisoner in the Viyyur high-security jail.
Viyyur police arrested Tharayilthekketh Ijaz (38) of Vavvakkavu, Karunagapilly, based on the complaint by the jail superintendent B Sunil Kumar.
Police said Ijaz was convicted under Kerala Anti-social Activities (Prevention) Act (KAAPA) and was released from Viyyur Central Jail in February.
A small packet of brown sugar was hidden inside the sole of a chappal that Ijaz handed over to prison officials to give to a prisoner. The information came to light after leaking phone calls of inmates from the jail. The inmate connected Ijaz through a conference call when he called his wife.
When the prisoner asked for the brown sugar, Ijaz said he would come to see him on Saturday morning with a new chappal and the drugs will be hidden inside it. The conversation was recorded on the prison's phone recorder.
At present, Thiruvananthapuram, Viyyur Jails and the High-security jail have facilities for recording the phone calls of prisoners.