Raipur. Jail Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu instructed senior officers of the jail administration to take immediate action over the escape of five prisoners from Mahasamund district jail. He asked them to form a team to investigate the incident closely and trace the absconding prisoners.
The five prisoners were serving sentences in the district prison. They escaped by jumping the wall behind the jail in a planned manner. Of these accused, four are from Mahasamund district, and one is from Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh. Four of them arrived in 2019, and the other one after a hearing in 2020. All five of them escaped and made a mockery of the prison security system.
The police are searching for the absconding prisoners. The police of other districts have also been alerted. After this incident, the prison management, along with other barracks, has further tightened the security arrangements of the entire jail.