LARKANA:Police wanted to conduct an operation in Central Jail here Thursday to find mobile phones which was postponed after the inmates came out of the barracks and protested against corruption of the jail authorities.

The operation was launched on the information that inmates are possessing large numbers of cellular phones and are using them frequently inside the prison for their ulterior and unlawful motives for which the prisoners alleged that phones were given by the jail authorities after getting huge money.

The inmates held protests inside the jail, shouted slogans and police resorted to aerial firing and used gas shelling to disperse them and to send them back to their barracks. Police and rangers were called to help the cops posted inside and control the situation.

Jail Superintendent Anwar Mustafa Shah and SSP Masood Bangash held talks with the prisoners after which the protesting inmates went back to their barracks when they were assured that operation will not be made.

The Jail Superintendent said that prisoners did not allow operation last night due to which the inmates held a protest today. He said operation has been postponed and will soon be carried out after proper planning. It must be mentioned here that hardened criminals who are in jail are threatening people outside over mobile phones for their ulterior motives which should be curbed with iron hands of law.