Punjab: Gangster dies in Amritsar, accomplice pays tribute on Facebook from Kapurthala jail

Despite a ban on mobile phones inside the prison, Bidhipur’s frequent posts indicates that the Kapurthala jail authorities are not keeping a strict vigil.

A day after Sukhwinder Singh alias Sukha Bhau (35) died in Amritsar medical college during treatment on May 23, his friend and accomplice presently lodged in Kapurthala Jail, paid tribute to Bhau on Facebook yesterday.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, Sukhi Bidhipur, was arrested along with Bhau by Jalandhar Police in New Sant Nagar Jalandhar after a 30-minute shootout on July 6, 2015.

Following Bhau’s death, Bidhipur took to Facebook and uploaded Sukha Bhau’s picture with caption “My dearest friend, I will miss you forever. RIP Sukha Bhau.” Ever since he updated his status along with the photo, the post has got over 1,300 likes.

Despite a ban on mobile phones and cameras inside the prison, Bidhipur’s frequent posts and comments on other posts indicates that the prison authorities are not keeping a strict vigil and gangsters lodged inside the Kapurthala jail are having a ‘fun time’. Bidhipur was arrested on charges of attacking the then Kapurthala DSP Vikramjeet Panthey.

Here’re a few posts, Bidhipur made while inside the Kapurthala jail:

Bidhipur seems to be fond of changing his profile pictures too!

Earlier, on May 22 another inmate had uploaded a photo to show the inner buildings of the jail with the caption, “kar lo jail de darshan.” The HT report suggests that Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) (jail) Lalit Kohli rejected the claims and said that the authorities have jammed all singles to use social media sites in jail.

The recovery of mobile phones from the prison is on the rise, 48 mobiles were recovered in 2013, 70 in 2014 and 75 in 2015. While 82 mobiles along with SIM cards and chargers were recovered in 2016 and around 38 mobiles have been recovered so far.