Amritsar Jailbreak incident: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday ordered a magisterial inquiry by Commissioner Jalandhar into the escape of three prisoners from Central Jail Amritsar, and has also directed the Jails Minister to immediately suspend, pending inquiry, all those responsible for prison security.
A state-wide hunt has been launched for the escaped prisoners, and the Chief Minister has also ordered ADGP Jails to revamp prison security in the wake of the incident, which came to light around 3.20 am, less than two hours after the undertrial prisoners broke their barrack and escaped by scaling the inner and outer walls of the jail, as per the CCTV footage of the prison.
Taking serious note of the security lapse, the Chief Minister said prison security would be reviewed and further strengthened, not just in this jail but in the others across the state too.
ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ: ਜੇਲ੍ਹ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਾਸਨ ਦੀ ਵੱਡੀ ਨਾਕਾਮੀ ਆਈ ਸਾਹਮਣੇ, 3 ਹਵਾਲਾਤੀ ਹੋਏ ਫਰਾਰ #AmritsarJailbreak #CentralJailAmritsar #PunjabCrime Captain Amarinder Singh Sukhjinder Randhawa Punjab Police India Indian National Congress – Punjab
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The prison guards were alerted about the escape by the other inmates, who included the brother of one of the escaped prisoners, according to initial reports. There was no evidence of outside help, according to preliminary investigations, which suggest that the trio, among 61 prisoners in Barrack no. 7, Ahata no. 2, had planned the escape on their own.
Giving details DGP Dinkar Gupta said the men apparently made a hole in the wall of their barrack by removing about 10 bricks. They then appear to have scaled the inner wall (about 16 feet high) by standing one atop the other, while the outer wall (21 feet approx.) was crossed by them using a hook made of a steel bar and the cover of a quilt to make a ladder. They finally escaped the jail complex from a point near Tower no. 10, which was not under CCTV cover.
One of the escaped prisoners has been identified as Vishal (22) who was admitted in Jail on 05-04-2019. The other two are brothers, identified as Gurpreet (34) and Jarnail (25). They were admitted to the prison on July 8, 2019. Vishal’s brother Gaurav, also in the same barrack, chose not to flee with them, said the DGP.