Two UTPs escape from Odisha’s Balangir Jail : Probe initiated

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | March 11, 2024 IST

Two UTPs escape from Odisha’s  Balangir Jail : Probe initiated

Balangir, March 11: Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Prisons on Monday initiated a probe after two under trial prisoners (UTPs), involved in separate cases of murder, escaped from the Titilagarh sub-jail in Odisha's Balangir district by jumping over the boundary wall, officials said.

The DIG has informed that handful jail officials are allegedly involved in assisting the UTPs flee jumping off the jail boundary.

While interacting to the reporters the DIG said that the CCTV footage installed on the jail premises  have been deliberately deleted from the hard disc.

However he said that rigorous manhunts are underway to re-captivate the OTPs soon.

Worth mentioning, the two prisoners, identified as Sobhaban Rana, 28, and Sumeet Bihari, 23 escaped from the jail jumping off the boundary wall all of a sudden on Sunday.

Rana had been undergoing trial in connection with a human sacrifice case in the Sindhekela area of the district in 2018. Bihari was in jail for the last two years after being held on the charges of killing a minor by throwing him into a well.

The state Prison Department officials said that an internal enquiry has been initiated to find out the lapses and the persons responsible for the jailbreak on Saturday.

Local police have also launched a manhunt to nab the escaped prisoners after registering a case on a complaint lodged by the Titilagarh prison authorities.

 

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