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Posted at: Dec 7, 2017, 1:15 PM; last updated: Dec 7, 2017, 2:47 PM (IST)

Two under-trials escape from Phagwara sub-jail

Two under-trials escape from Phagwara sub-jail
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Ashok Kaura

Phagwara, December 7

Two under-trials escaped from the Phagwara Sub-jail on Thursday after throwing tea and pepper in the eyes of prison staff while the third was overpowered by jail personnel.

Deputy Superintendent Sub-Jail Gurpreet Singh identified the duo as Amanpreet Kumar of village Bhabiana and Rajwinder Singh of Samrai.

Bhandhal rushed to the spot to enquire about the matter. 

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While, another inmate, Pawan Kumar, who also attempted to escape was overpowered by the sentry, Harpal Singh, who sustained minor bruises during the scuffle with him. 

While Amanpreet was arrested on November 24 under the Section 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the IPC, Rajwinder was arrested on November 29 under the provisions of the Arms Act, he said.

"They threw tea and pepper in the eyes of jail staff and escaped," he said.

Assistant Sub Inspector Kabul Singh was to enter the premises around 7 am and the gate was opened for him.The under-trials used this opportunity to escape, he said.

Superintendent (Jail) S P Krishna, deputed by ADGP jails for conducting an inquiry into the jail escape episode, reached the sub-jail to inquire into the incident.

Krishna told newsmen that strict action will be taken against anyone found guilty of negligence.

He said he will submit his report in two days to ADGP Jails Iqbalpreet Singh Sahota.

When pointed out that CCTV cameras fitted in sub jail were not functioning since long, Khanna said that he will inquire into it. As many as 13 inmates are lodged in the jail presently.

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