40 ft tunnel spotted in Meerut jail, 3 prison guards booked

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Meerut, Oct 26 (UNI) Three prison guards were booked after a 40 feet long tunnel was discovered in the district jail here today.

Senior Police Superintendent Jyoti Narayan said ''The tunnel, 40 feet in length and four feet in diameter, was spotted near barrack 17 and 18 during an inspection by jail superintendent.'' The tunnel was prepared by the prisoners with an intention to escape. Even the jail officials were hand-in-glove with them. If the tunnel was not spotted, almost 150 prisoners would have absconded, he claimed.

Investigations were underway.


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