Panaji, August 25
An undertrial incarcerated in a central jail in north Goa escaped from there on Tuesday after he was assigned to dump rubbish exterior the jail premises.
A state-wide manhunt has been launched to hint undertrial Hemraj Bharadwaj, who was arrested a couple of months again in a Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act case.
“We have alerted the police who ensured the borders were sealed within 20 minutes of his escape being brought to our notice. We expect that he will be arrested soon,” Inspector-General of Prisons Gurudas Pilarnkar informed reporters.
A Home Ministry official stated Bharadwaj had been directed by jail guards to dump rubbish exterior the jail complicated when he made good his escape.
“An enquiry will be ordered into the lapses by the prison authorities, which led to the escape of the undertrial,” the official stated.
The jail facility has round 500 odd inmates however greater than a dozen inmates examined optimistic for COVID-19 over the previous few days. IANS