Second Meerut jail escapee nabbed, seven still at large
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 16:34
  
Meerut: One of the nine prisoners who had escaped from Meerut district jail earlier this month has been arrested in Aligarh, police said on Wednesday.

Sanjay was arrested yesterday from a bus stop in Aligarh after the city police received a tip-off and laid a trap to nab him, they said.

He is reported to be involved in more than half a dozen cases of serious crime including murder and dacoity and was serving life imprisonment since the past six years.

With his arrest, two escapees have now been caught though seven are still at large. The other prisoner, Manoj was caught in Route Bangla area on Monday.

Meanwhile, investigation into the escape of the nine prisoners have revealed that the breakout had been planned for about a year and there was carelessness on part of prison authorities.

V K Gupta, ADG of Meerut, said that in order to climb the walls, prisoners used iron pipes which had been dumped at the jail premises for a very long time.

Moreover, iron bars over the walls had been cut in advance, which enabled the prisoners to escape easily.

There were lapses on part of the jail authorities who should have been more alert, he said, adding, it needs to be found out why the pipes were not removed and why was it not discovered that the iron bars were cut.

Now, that the investigation is complete, it is time to fix responsibility, Gupta said.

Nine prisoners, including seven convicts, had escaped from Meerut district jail on the night of July 19 following which 15 jail personnel were suspended.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 16:34


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