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Four Goa jail officials suspended over inmates escape

Four jail officials were suspended after three inmates, including a murder convict, escaped from a sub-jail at Vasco near here by drilling a hole in the toilet in the wee hours today, Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat said.



Panaji: Four jail officials were suspended
after three inmates, including a murder convict, escaped from
a sub-jail at Vasco near here by drilling a hole in the toilet
in the wee hours today, Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat
said.

Responding to the issue raised by BJP legislator Milind
Naik in the Legislative Assembly, Kamat said four officials
have been suspended pending inquiry against them.

Assistant Jailors -- Uday Shirodkar, who was guarding the
cell throughout night, and Manuel Travasso -- and two jail
guards Vasudeo Pednekar and Dilip Gulelkar, were suspended
this morning, jail authorities said.

Three inmates - Hitler Fernandes, Seby Ferrao and
Abhijit Patil -- escaped from the Sada Sub Jail, located 40
kms from here, by drilling a hole in the prison toilet, they
said.

"We noticed the jail break after 3 a.m. today. They
escaped by drilling a hole in the toilet," Levinson Martins,
deputy collector, in-charge of Sada Jail, said.

Vasco police has been informed about the incident and it
has launched a search operation to nab the accused, he said.

While Hitler was convicted for double murder, Seby is
facing trial for robbery and Abhijit for killing his
ex-girlfriend in Margao town. Hitler and Seby have a previous
history of jail breaks, the authorities said.

Hitler (46), sentenced for life in a murder case, had
earlier also escaped from the Sada sub-jail two years ago and
killed another woman at Joida in Karnataka`s Karwar district
before being nabbed again.

Seby was amongst the 12 inmates who had escaped from
Margao sub jail in 2008 when lockups were opened for customary
`puja` in the jail.

Third accused, Abhijit, was arrested for allegedly
stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death at Margao bus stand, this
year. Hitler (46), who was sentenced for life in a murder case,
had earlier also escaped from the Sada sub-jail two years ago
and killed another woman at Joida in Karnataka`s Karwar
district before being nabbed again.

Seby was amongst the 12 inmates who had escaped from
Margao sub jail in 2008 when lockups were opened for customary
`puja` in the jail.

Third accused, Abhijit, was arrested for allegedly
stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death at Margao bus stand, this
year.

PTI

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