Police have arrested 12 jail staffers, together with a superintendent and deputy superintendent of the Karachi Central Jail, following the escape of two high-profile Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ) militants on Tuesday, police sources stated.
Underneath-trial prisoners, Shaikh Muhammad Mumtaz alias Firoon and Muhammad Ahmed Khan alias Muna had escaped from the judicial complicated of Central Jail Karachi on Tuesday in what was described as a daredevil transfer.
Startling revelations concerning the incident point out that the prisoners had escaped on Tuesday by breaking its grill whereas the jail employees got here to find out about their escape on Wednesday once they have been purported to be introduced earlier than the courts contained in the jail, officers stated on Thursday.
New City police have arrested 12 jail employees within the aftermath of the incident and have registered an FIR towards them on grievance of the DIG Prisons, Ashraf Ali Nizamani underneath sections 223 (escape from confinement or custody negligently suffered by public servant), 224 (resistance or obstruction by an individual to his lawful apprehension) 225 (resistance or obstruction to lawful apprehension of one other individual) 225-A (omission to apprehend, or sufferance of escape, on a part of public servant, in instances not in any other case offered for.)
Gulshan Superintendent of Police (SP) Ghulam Murtaza Bhutto informed Daybreak that the apprehended jail employees informed the police that that they had introduced the each prisoners belonging to LJ earlier than the ‘courtroom’ situated within the judicial complicated contained in the jail premises on Tuesday however they ‘escaped’ by breaking the grill of the courtroom.
He added that the arrested officers stated that that they had not ‘realized’ that the prisoners had escaped for an entire day, solely to seek out them ‘lacking’ on Wednesday when the convicts have been to be introduced earlier than the courtroom.
The Gulshan SP stated that the police have been additional investigating the case.
An preliminary investigation by the police’s Counter-Terrorism Division (CTD) workforce revealed that the prisoners couldn’t have damaged trough the jail grills in a single days.
Further Inspector Common (AIG) CTD Dr Sanaullah Abbasi who together with the CTD staff visited the Central Jail on Thursday advised Daybreak the jail employees had introduced the prisoners earlier than a ‘non-practical courtroom’ contained in the judicial complicated when solely one of many prisoners was presupposed to be introduced earlier than the courtroom.
He additionally famous that the decide of the stated courtroom was not out there on the day of their courtroom look.
“There was no listening to of the case towards the opposite prisoner however regardless of this, he was introduced there [at the court]. There was gross negligence of the jail employees behind the escape of the militants, however their potential connivance continues to be being probed,” stated the CTD Sindh chief.
Abbasi additionally famous that one of many escaped militants had shaved his beard earlier than fleeing the jail.
The AIG additionally hinted at the potential for different militants languishing within the jail serving to the escapees of their bid to flee and that the CTD was interrogating inmates to conclude the matter.
Raja Umer Khattab, a senior official of the CTD, informed Daybreak that each LJ militants have been arrested by the CTD police in 2013 and that they have been each hardcore supporters of the banned outfit. They belonged to Qasim Rasheed group, which was linked with Naeem Bukhari-led LJ outfit.
One of many escaped convicts, Shaikh Mumtaz, is a resident of Orangi City was said to be concerned within the focused killings of fifty seven individuals, together with members of Shia group and the police. He was being tried in 32 legal instances. The opposite escaped militant, Ahmed, has been recognized as a resident of Korangi and was concerned in seven focused killing instances.
In the meantime, Inspector Common Police Sindh AD Khowaja introduced a Rs5 million reward for any info resulting in the rearrest of the militants.
Khowaja made the announcement throughout a gathering to assessment safety preparations for Youm-e-Ali and steps taken to regulate visitors mess and road crimes throughout Ramazan.
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