7 terror suspects flee jail: MHA seeks explanation from MP govt

On Tuesday morning, seven under trial prisoners thought to be members of terror group Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) escaped from Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa jail at around 3 am this morning.

Image from IBN live

Image from IBN live

The Home Ministry has asked the Madhya Pradesh government for a report on as to how the incident took place.

Initial reports claimed that the prisoners had managed to break a wall of one of the toilets to make their getaway. They had also reportedly stabbed two jail officials.

"We will conduct a probe but according to the information we have gathered so far, the men went to the toilet and broke the wall high up there. They climbed outside and onto the roof and then used some sheets to knot into a rope and climbed down outside. We don't know yet if any jail authorities were involved but we can't rule it out yet until the probe is done", said a police official to CNN-IBN.

Police claim that they have arrested one of the prisoners and a hunt is on for the other six. A high alert has been declared in Khandwa as well as Indore.

Updated Date: Oct 01, 2013 11:51 AM

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