12 injured in court lock-up blast in Jharkhand

September 9th, 2008 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Sep 8 (IANS) Around a dozen prisoners and a police officer were injured when a blast was allegedly triggered in a Jharkhand court lock-up Monday to free an undertrial accused in a murder case, the police said. According to the police, 14 undertrails were brought to Chatra district court and were kept in a lock-up there for a hearing in various crime cases.

The police said, an unknown person who had come to meet one of the undertrials blasted two crude bombs near the lock-up to free Diku Paswan, who is undergoing a trial for his alleged involvement in a murder case.

Paswan and other criminal, the police said, managed to give cops a slip.

Eleven prisoners and an assistant sub inspector Kabir Ali were injured in the blast.

The police have arrested one suspect and a manhunt has been launched to nab the criminals who ran away.

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