Police said that both the prisoners were lodged in the same cell and broke the lock to get out.

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news News Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 11:52

Weeks after the Bhopal prison break, two prisoners escaped from the Warangal Central Prison early on Saturday morning, after breaking the lock of their cell. 

DIG (Prisons) A Narasimha said that they both were lodged in the same cell and broke the lock to get out.

“At around 3 am they made an escape by climbing the security wall. They cut the bedsheets into pieces and knot them together. There are electric wires around the wall, that's why investigation is still going on to know how exactly they managed to escape,” he said on Saturday.

A probe is on to find out how they managed to break open the cell and scale the high walls without being noticed by the guards.
 
The officials were also trying to find out if CCTV cameras were functioning. They are suspecting that the wires atop the compound wall were not electrified at the time of the escape.       

The prisoners were identified as 28-year-old Rajesh Yadav and 30-year-old Sainik Singh.

Rajesh Yadav, of Bihar, was convicted of murder in 2014 in Ranga Reddy district was sentenced life imprisonment. 

His prison mate Sainik Singh resident of Uttar Pradesh, was convicted on charges of stealing a weapon in 2015 was sentenced 5 year imprisonment under the Arms Act.  

“Presently we have launched a man-hunt to nab them down,” he added.

Officials said a tight vigil was being kept at bus and railway stations.
 
The jail break sent shock waves in the prison department. Senior officials rushed to the jail and began an investigation.                  

Telangana prisons including the three Central jails at Cherlapally, Chanchalguda and Warangal can hold 6,848 prisoners, however it was reported that central and district prisons and sub-jails were facing staff shortage.  

It was reported that Telangana prisons were vulnerable to jailbreaks as the total sanctioned posts in all the prisons are 1,700 but there were only 1,400 staff.

“The situation in the women's prison is poor. It has only a head warder, a warder, a jailer and a superintendent. Theyare working in shifts. We have written to the government seeking additional staff and home guards till the recruitments are taken up,” Prisons’ DG V.K. Singh told Deccan Chronicle

(With IANS inputs) 

 

 

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