Three prisoners tunnel through Bihar jail
Six officials have been suspended after suspicion of foul play in a process that would have taken at least 2 months.india Updated: Jan 22, 2006 16:24 IST
Three prisoners from a Bihar jail have escaped by digging a 30-feet-long tunnel, a process that police believe would have takenat least two months.
Six officials have been suspended for their suspected involvement.
The criminals had tunnelled under a septic tank being constructed in the Gaya jail.
"It was a shocking and shameful incident as the Government had put all jails on alert after the Jehanabad jailbreak in November," a senior official said on Sunday.
The escaped men have been identified as Quddus Ansari, Mohammad Sharafat and Ravindra Mahto.