Three prisoners escape from Uttar Pradesh jail

March 25th, 2008 - 6:08 pm ICT by admin  

Lucknow, March 25 (IANS) Three prisoners facing murder charges Tuesday escaped from a jail in Gazipur in eastern Uttar Pradesh, an official said here. “We have sent the director general of police (prisons) to Gazipur to take stock of the situation,” the state’s Home Secretary J.N. Chamber told reporters.

“We suspect involvement of local jail officials,” he added.

Gazipur, about 270 km from here, is notorious for some criminal gangs.

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