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Lt Governor Najeeb Jung orders probe in Tihar Jail’s security breached, Centre seeks report

In a daring jailbreak, two undertrials dug a tunnel in the country’s most secure prison, Tihar jail, and managed to escape.

While one of the convict Faizan was caught, Javed is still at large.

Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Jain said, “Magisterial inquiry has been ordered. Some officials have been transferred immediately.”

While Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sought a report from the Tihar jail authorities, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident directing District Magistrate (South West) Ankur Garg to probe the matter and sought a report within a week.

The two convicts, who were in jail for burglary, reportedly scaled the wall and then dug a tunnel linking to the boundary of the prison complex on Saturday night.

Their absence could be detected only on Sunday night after they failed to respond to their roll call.

An alert was immediately sounded and a search led the jail officials to the tunnel.

“On June 27th evening, two inmates from ward number 4 went missing. We caught one of the inmates who escaped while the other is still missing. An inquiry has been ordered,” said Mukesh Prasad, DIG Tihar Jail.

Delhi Police has been alerted, and its officials are now searching for the missing undertrial.

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