KOLKATA: A 19-year-old girl was arrested after she attempted to sneak in drugs into Dum Dum Central Prison for her convicted boyfriend on Wednesday. Accused Sushmita Malakar (19), a second year Sanskrit student of a college in Barrackpore, was nabbed by Dum Dum police while trying to sneak in drugs into the prison for her boyfriend Bhagirath Sarkar (27).
Sources revealed that Sushmita was found sneaking in 350 grams of drugs inside a tiffin box which she claimed contained food meant for her boyfriend. As per the rules of not allowing outside food inside the prison premises, the prison guards prevented Sushmita from carrying the tiffin box inside the prison.
On facing obstruction, the accused started quarrelling with the guards which rose suspicion of the police, sources revealed. Sushmita's boyfriend Bhagirath Sarkar was nabbed three years ago from Barasat for drug smuggling and even dacoity. Police claimed that being a drug addict, Bhagirath could not satiate his addiction due to restrictions inside the prison premises which is why he asked Sushmita to sneak in the drugs.
On the other hand, Sushmita claimed that she was being framed in the case.
Police have registered a case under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 against Sushmita. She was produced in Barrackpore court on Thursday where she got bail on a personal bond. Security in the prison cell of Bhagirath Sarkar and in other prisons of the state has been increased after the incident.