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10 escape from jail in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, March 4
In yet another jailbreak, 10 convicts have escaped from a prison in Gujarat after attacking and injuring two security guards and the police has launched a statewide hunt for them.

Some of the 32 prisoners, lodged in the sub-jail at Borsad taluka in Anand district, complained of illness late last night and lured a guard towards their cell on this pretext, District Superintendent of Police B.S. Jebalia said here.

The prisoners snatched the guard’s rifle and hit him, and attacked another guard before escaping.

“Six police teams, including that of the local crime branch, have been sent to various parts of the district to apprehend the prisoners, who were undergoing various terms for crimes like robberies and burglaries,” the DSP said.

Meanwhile, a departmental inquiry has been ordered to ascertain whether there was any connivance between the prisoners and the guards on duty as preliminary investigation revealed that the Head Constable on duty was not at the post when the incident occurred, the DSP added.

VARANASI: Inmates of the district jail here went on the rampage on Thursday, indulging in heavy brickbatting, prompting the jail authorities to fire into the air to bring the situation under control, a senior police official said.

The inmates, protesting the murder of Samajwadi Party corporator Banshi Yadav on the prison premises on Wednesday and shifting of some prisoners suspectedly involved in the incident to Central Jail, tried to breach a barrack and indulged in heavy brickbatting, Superintendent of Police (City) Gyaneshwar Tyagi said.

The jail authorities had to fire into the air and sound the emergency bell to alert the staff to control the situation, he said.

Additional police force has been deployed on the jail premises as a precautionary measure, Mr Tyagi added. — PTI

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