Delhi Police Seizes Phone, Mobile Charger, Tobacco From OP Chautala's Cell in Tihar Jail; Inquiry Launched
Former Haryana chief minister and INLD Chief Om Prakash Chautala | (Photo Credits: PTI)

New Delhi, June 14: In a surprise inspection at some cells of the Tihar Jail, the Delhi Police found a cell phone, a mobile charger, few wires, tobacco packets and other items from the prison in which former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala is lodged. Notably, prisoners are barred from keeping all of the seized items.

An inquiry has been launched to ascertain whether the items recovered in the surprise raid belong to Chautala. The cell has two more inmates -- one of whom has taken responsibility before the police of all the confiscated items. ED Attaches Former Haryana CM OP Chautala’s Assets Worth Rs 1.9 Crore in Corruption Case

"Tihar authorities are checking if the phone was being used by OP Chautala himself. An inquiry has been initiated into the matter," said the statement issued by the Delhi Police.

The incident comes a day after the jailed politician was retained as chief of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) -- the former ruling party of Haryana.

Ashok Kumar Arora, who had stepped down as the party's state unit chief after the drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections recently, has been made the senior vice president, a party release said Thursday.

"After extensive discussions with the state and district-level leaders and workers, the national body of the INLD has been reorganised. Chaudhary Om Prakash Chautala remains the national president of the party," the party release stated.