LG, Delhi govt at variance over probe into Tihar jailbreak

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.

Car bomb wounds Egypt's public prosecutor in Cairo

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.

Inmates flee Iraq prison in break-out claimed by Islamic State militants

Dozens of people were killed and 40 inmates escaped in a bloody prison break north of the Iraqi capital for which the Islamic State jihadist group claimed responsibility on Saturday.

24 prisoners shifted from Pak's Quetta in fear of jail break

Twenty four high-profile death row prisoners have been shifted from a jail in Quetta to another prison in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, fearing a possible jail break.

IG visits Chaibasa jail for probe

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 SOP reason for Jharkhand jail break: Police

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.

Mursi to face trial over jail break case on January 28

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.

Jail-break case: 4 inmates sentenced to 2-yr imprisonment in Haryana

A local court on Wednesday sentenced four inmates of Ambala jail to two-year imprisonment for digging a tunnel inside their barrack.

Odisha ready to face possible Maoist jail break attempt

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.

Jail chief quits after 13 escape Argentine prison

Argentina replaced prisons chief and offered reward worth USD 89,000 for help capturing 11 dangerous inmates who tunneled their way out of a maximum-security prison in a Buenos Aires` suburb.

30 Muslim Rohingya escape jail in Thailand`s south

Police say 30 Muslim Rohingya asylum seekers from Myanmar who were detained in southern Thailand for illegally entering the country escaped from a police jail cell.

Mexico searches for inmates in deadly jail break

Authorities in Southern Mexico are searching for nine inmates who were broken out of a prison by an armed gang in a violent jailbreak that killed two guards.

11 inmates escape from Greek prison

Eleven foreign prisoners escaped from a jail in Greece during an exchange of fire with guards, Greek authorities said.

Congress walks out of Gujarat House on Sabarmati jail break bid

Congress MLAs on Thursday staged a walkout over the issue of a daring plot to break out from the Sabarmati Jail by the Ahmedabad serial bomb blast accused, who dug a 16-feet tunnel for escape.

Taliban tunnels more than 480 out of Afghan prison

Taliban insurgents dug a 320 metres deep tunnel underground and whisked out more than 450 prisoners.

Police foil jail break attempt in Hubli

Violence on Friday erupted in a
sub-jail here as inmates clashed with security personnel
and made a vain bid to escape, leaving 27 prisoners and 24
police personnel injured.

Lapses into Maoist jail break looked into: Munda

A day after three hardcore Maoists
escaped from Chaibasa Jail, Jharkhand police are making a
fool-proof arrangement to prevent further jailbreaks, Chief
Minister Arjun Munda said Tuesday.

Bihar MLA surrenders before court in jail break case

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.

Jailbreak through toilet in Goa; three escape

In a dramatic jail break, two convicts and an undertrial escaped from a prison in Goa by drilling a passage through the cell toilet in the early hours of Wednesday.

Philippine Muslim rebels deny hand in jail break

Muslim rebels who have resumed peace talks with the Philippine government said on Monday they were not behind a deadly jail break in the country`s volatile south that freed 31 criminals and guerrillas.