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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.

First Published: Jan 22, 2006 16:24 IST