Two Prisoners Dig Their Way Out of Tihar Jail; LG Orders Probe

Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has ordered a probe into the sensational jailbreak at Tihar.

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 A policeman walks inside Tihar Jail in New Delhi. (Photo: Reuters)

In a sensational jailbreak, two prisoners dug a tunnel to escape from what is arguably the country’s most secure prison, Tihar Jail.

The security breach took place on Saturday night and came to the notice of jail authorities only when the two inmates were found missing during the morning roll call.

They scaled the wall of the jail and reached Jail No. 8 – whose wall is the perimeter wall of the complex. Identified as Faizan and Javed, both prisoners had been lodged in jail for burglaries.

The duo dug a tunnel below the wall and escaped through a nearby drain. While Faizan was soon nabbed, Javed managed to give jail authorities the slip.

Several teams have been formed to nab the absconder. Meanwhile, according to sources, the police is investigating whether any insider was involved in this stunning jailbreak.

Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today ordered a magisterial inquiry into the matter. Jung has directed District Magistrate (South West) Ankur Garg to probe the matter and has sought an inquiry report within a week.

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