The former head of Mexico's federal prisons and the ex-director of the Altiplano penitentiary that drug capo Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped from are among 13 additional people arrested in the jail break, an official with the federal Prosecutor's Office said today.
Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday ordered a magisterial inquiry by District Magistrate (South West) into the daring jail break incident at Tihar Jail even as the Delhi government said the probe be entrusted to Divisional Commissioner (west district) as the prison falls under his jurisdiction.
Egypt`s public prosecutor was injured when a car bomb struck his convoy as it was leaving his home in Cairo on Monday, in a high-profile attack against the judiciary, security and judicial sources said.
A top police official today visited the Chaibasa divisional jail to probe yesterday's jail break in which 15 prisoners, all Naxalites, escaped while two other extremists were killed and three injured in police firing.
Non-compliance of standard operating procedure (SOP) by prison guards was a major reason that allowed undertrial prisoners including seven naxalites to escape from Chaibasa divisional jail in West Singhbhum district yesterday, a senior police officer on Wednesday said.
Egypt`s former Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, will face trial on January 28 over a mass jail break in 2011, one of three cases against him since he was ousted by the army in July, judicial sources said.
With prominent Maoist leaders like Girish Mahato and explosive expert James among many hardcore ultras housed in different prisons of Odisha, the state government on Thursday claimed to have made elaborate arrangement to face possible offensive by the Maoist including jail breaks.
Independent MLA from
Warsaliganj Assembly constituency and JD(U) nominee for the
seat in the upcoming Assembly polls, Pradip Mahto Tuesday surrendered before a court in connection with the 2001 Nawada
jail break case.