Four inmates of a juvenile home at Shimlapuri here, escaped after cutting the grills of a window in the wee hours of Sunday.
A judicial inquiry has been marked into the case. Social security and development and women and children director Gurkirat Kirpal Singh has asked Ludhiana deputy commissioner (DC), Rajat Agarwal for investigating the case and to submit report.
The juveniles that have escaped are of 16-17 years. The employees at juvenile home came to know about jail break around 6am on Sunday morning, when they found four inmates missing in the daily attendance. When they checked the barrack, they found the grills of window were cut off.
The employees immediately informed Manjinder Singh, superintendent of juvenile home, who informed the police.
Additional deputy commissioner of police JS Sidhu, assistant commissioner of police (ACP, Atam Park) Ramandeep Singh and Shimlapuri SHO Jagjit singh reached the spot and initiated investigation in the case.
Several police teams were formed and were sent to different places to arrest the accused.
A total of 38 juveniles were lodged in the observation home, but only one class four employee was there on duty.
No observation home official was ready to comment on the incident citing the reason of matter under investigation.
Two police officials were deputed outside the observation home, but they were not allowed to enter inside the observation home in police uniform as per the high court directions.
A case has been registered at Shimlapuri police station under relevant Sections of the IPC following the complaint of observation home superintendent.