Nine prisoners escape from jail

Nine prisoners, including seven convicts, escaped from Meerut district jail following which 15 jail personnel, including senior superintendent, were today suspended, officials said here.

Updated: Jul 20, 2010, 17:18 PM IST

Lucknow: Nine prisoners, including seven
convicts, escaped from Meerut district jail following which
15 jail personnel, including senior superintendent, were today
suspended, officials said here.

"Nine prisoners, including seven convicts serving life
imprisonment, escaped from Abdullahpur jail by scaling prison
wall with the help of a pipe last night," they said.

Senior officials, including Deputy Inspector General
of Police and Divisional Commissioner, have reached the jail
and a hunt has been launched to nab the prisoners, they said.

Meanwhile, taking a serious note of the jail break,
Uttar Pradesh government has suspended 15 jail staff,
including senior officers.

"Senior jail superintendent, deputy jailer, two jail
wardens and 11 prison guards have been placed under suspension
with immediate effect," a government spokesman said here.
District Magistrate Meerut Bhuvnesh Kumar said that a
magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

PTI