Yatheesh Chandra’s lightning raid in Viyyur central prison; 2 mobile phones seized from TP murder convict; ganja, liquor also seized from cells

Viyyur Central Jail

Thrissur: In a lightning raid conducted by Thrissur City police commissioner Yatheesh Chandra, four smartphones were seized from convicts including TP murder case convict Muhammed Shafi at Viyyur Central jail.

Out of the total four, two of the mobile phones seized were of Shafi’s during the raid conducted on Saturday around 4 am.

Raids were conducted in Kannur and Viyyur Central jails at the same time.

In Kannur, raid was held by a team led by jail DGP Rishiraj Singh. Three mobile phones, three knives, sim cards and ganja were seized from here

This is not the first time that mobile phones were seized from Shafi. Phones were seized from Shafi while he was serving time at Kozhikode district jail in 2014 and another time when he was serving time at Viyyur Central Jail in 2017.

The raid was carried out based on a direction from Rishiraj Singh.

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