Jailbreak incident is becoming highly dangerous proposition as more cases are being reported from north Indian states. After the MP jail break, another incident in Patiala, Punjab is one more case of negligence by the jail authorities in helping the inmates escape during odd hours or weekends. Such silly mistakes cost the country heavily after capturing the hardcore terrorists after a long search operation. At least in MP jail escape the culprits were caught in a swift operation. In the Patiala incident, the Khalistani terrorists may have escaped to Pakistan and this may cause more tension in the border areas in future. Jail jinx is causing security risks and the safety at the borders is challenged by such serious lapses.
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