"The allegation that Yasin Bhatkal called his wife with a mobile phone from inside the Cherlapalli Prison is baseless, factless and there is no truth...it is a false allegation," Telangana Prisons DIG A Narasimha told reporters here.

The question of bringing in a cell phone inside the prison does not arise as thorough checks are conducted before anyone enters the premises, Narasimha claimed.

Bhatkal, who is one of the accused in the February 2013 Dilsukhnagar twin blasts case that rocked the city, is lodged in the Cherlapalli Central Prison here. According to reports, Bhatkal called up his wife using a cell phone from inside the jail and told her that he would get out of the jail soon with help from 'friends from Damascus'.

Following the court orders, Bhatkal was granted telephone facility from February this year, wherein prisoners are allowed to speak to their family members twice a week, the DIG Prisons said. "Since Bhatkal availed the landline telephone facility, he spoke on two numbers to his mother and wife on 27 occasions. The phone facility is only for five minutes and it automatically gets disconnected after completion of the specified time," Narasimha added.

The entire conversations have been recorded and the same have been handed over to the investigating and security agencies. "The 27 conversations, which are in Urdu and Arabic have been handed over to investigating agencies," he detailed, adding, however, Bhatkal may have spoken during transit (while attending Court proceedings in the case) and 'that needs to be ascertained'.

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