Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jun 4:
Police and prison officials today conducted a surprise raid on the Circle Jail in Odisha’s Sambalpur leading to seizure of cash and other restricted substances inside the jail.
A team led by District Collector Samarth Verma, SP Akhilesh Singh early this morning raided the Circle Jail here and seized huge quantity of cash, banned substances and mobile phones from the cells.
As per reports, on platoon police personnel conducted the search operation and seized Rs 18 lakh cash, nine mobile phones, four sack-full gutkha, 12 kg bhang, cigarettes, bidi and other articles from the cells.
The cash was reportedly found from the chamber of Jailor Sushant Kumar Rout.
The surprise raid was conducted after allegations of criminals controlling their crime network from inside the jail premises, police sources said.