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JodhpurOne hour ago
At 8 o’clock on Monday night, 16 prisoners escaped together from Phalodi jail in Jodhpur district. Security incident is suspected of collusion with security guards.
- This is the second largest absconding scandal in Rajasthan, before 23 prisoners had escaped from Chittorgarh jail in February 2010.
- After initial investigation, the jail jailer and 3 women including women guards were suspended, the investigation handed over to DIG Jail Jodhpur
CCTV footage of 16 prisoners escaped from Phalodi jail in Jodhpur district on Monday night. It is clear that everything was planned in the jail break conspiracy, because all 16 prisoners escaped from the prison and sat in the Scorpio already standing outside.
Security guards are also suspected of complicity in this whole incident. Not long after this incident, the police-administration was informed. This is the reason that even after the police blockade and search in Jodhpur and many adjoining districts, not a single prisoner could be found. During the investigation, jail jailer Navibux, guards Sunil Kumar, Madanpal Singh and Madhu Devi were suspended on prima facie conviction. DIG jail of Jodhpur range Surendra Singh Shekhawat has been entrusted with the investigation of the case.
Interrogation of guards posted in jail
The police is interrogating the guards posted in the jail. CCTV footage in the road ahead of the jail is also being scrutinized to get a clue, but the police are still empty.
Please tell that 16 prisoners escaped together at 8 o’clock on Monday night. During the day, these prisoners were in the open space next to the barracks. They were being put in the barrack in the evening. Meanwhile, the detainees from inside pushed the constable opening the gate, the caretaker jailer standing nearby and a constable and ran outside. After this, he threw a chili and vegetable solution in the eyes of the soldier standing there, then picked up the female guard stationed ahead and threw him to the other side and escaped.
All prisoners were smugglers, so familiar with rural roads
It is believed that after escaping from the Scorpio, these prisoners sat in different vehicles and left the rough roads of the countryside. Most of the escaped prisoners are trafficked and are residents of Phalodi area. In such a situation, they have full knowledge of the area. During smuggling they also use the raw routes of the countryside.
Considering the blockade and investigation on the main roads, they may not have got out of these paths, because of this they were not caught. Looking at the possibility of being caught together, they must have parted through the rough paths. The police is following this theory. Keeping this in view, surveillance is being done in rural areas. Also, the relatives and relatives of the absconding prisoners are also under watch.
Jail break in Jodhpur: Thousands of chillies and vegetables thrown in the eyes of soldiers, 16 guards detained from Phalodi jail by pushing women guards and incharge
Doubt on the security guards also because how did the dress of the soldiers torn half an hour after the incident?
Soldiers Madanpal (in uniform) and Rajendra Godara (in green T-shirt)
There is full suspicion of the collusion of policemen in this incident. Soon after the incident, soldiers Madanpal (in uniform) and Rajendra Godara (in green T-shirt) were standing near the injured female soldier when their clothes were correct, but half an hour later when they were giving statements to the officers, their clothes were Were torn. They have spoken of being bullied with the detainees.
The inside gate opened, the outside gate was not locked
The prison has two gates. There should be a lock on one of the two at the time of detention and evacuation of the detainees, but the outer gate was not locked at the time of the incident on Monday. In such a situation, there was neither the need to tear down the walls nor to run any weapon in front of the prisoners. The sub-jail in the courtyard complex is only to house the detainees under consideration. This jail remained in an area of 40×60 feet. This is the SDM court here. There are three barracks in such a small space. There are also prison offices and staff quarters.
Capacity of 17, captives were 60, staff only 4 out of 16
The prison inmate has a capacity of 17, but there are always more inmates in the jail. There were 60 prisoners in the jail on Monday. The staff of 16, including the jailer, is approved, but the appointment is only 9. This post is also vacant due to the suspension of the jailor on March 3. There were only 4 employees in the jail at the time of the incident, while 5 are reported to be on leave. There is no separate staffing for the security of the jail.
Was in SDM office but not reported
The jail is 20 feet away from the SDM office. At that time SDM Yashpal Ahuja was in office, but the employees did not inform him of the incident. Neither made a noise nor tried to chase the prisoners.