5G jammers, full-body scanners in Punjab Jails, Sukhjinder Randhawa
5G jammers, full-body scanners along with more sniffer dogs will be put to use outside jails as per the plan of the new new jails minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa to reform the department.
The new jail minister told a press conference on Tuesday, “Central jails in the state will be having 5G jammers soon. A proposal in this regard has been sent to the Union home ministry.”
“Now, we have jammers only for 2G and 3G signals. If today we will install 4G jammers after a huge expense, it will be outdated when 5G comes in. So, we are trying to install 5G jammers,” said Randhawa.
“We have three sniffer dogs with the jails department. We plan to add seven more to check the use of drugs and mobile phones inside prison complexes,” the minister added.
“If an officer is found using mobile phone inside jails, the first thing, we would do is suspend him,” said Randhawa, adding that over 1,500 mobile phones were recovered from inside jails in 2017.