A mobile phone was found inside the cell where gangster Devendra Baburao Jagtap alias JD has been lodged in the Adharwadi prison in Kalyan in the district.
The cell phone was found from cell number 2 of circle 9 in the prison where JD is lodged, Thane Police PRO Deputy Superintendent of Police Parag Manere said.
Jail officials were inspecting the cell and found something suspicious on the tiles near the toilet, the officer said.
Thereafter, the officials broke the tiles and found a mobile concealed in it, he said.
A case under relevant sections of the Prison Rules and Maharashtra Prison Discipline Rules and section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the IPC has been registered at the Khadakpada police station, police said, adding investigations are underway.
JD is an accused in advocate Shahid Azmi’s murder case.
In 2003, he was booked for firing at extradited gangster Abu Salem in Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai.
JD had reportedly told the police that gangster Chhota Shakeel, a close aid of fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim, had ordered to kill Salem.