Lucknow: Raids were conducted in district jails across Uttar Pradesh on Sunday to ensure that prison norms were being followed strictly and to prevent prisoners from running any illegal rackets.

The raids started this afternoon in all 62 district jails in the State, Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) Brijlal told PTI here. The raids were conducted to ensure that the jail manual was being followed strictly and criminals did not run any racket from the prison, Mr. Brijlal said. In Meerut, a mobile phone, a CD player, 40 CDs, two phone chargers and Rs. 8,645 in cash were seized from a prisoner during a raid on the Chaudhary Kiran Singh district jail, District Magistrate Neetishwar Kumar said. -- PTI