30 accused of Jehanabad jail break acquitted

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Jehanabad, Feb 3 (UNI) Additional District and Sessions Judge Sayed Ahmad today acquitted 30 accused in the infamous Jehanabad jail break incident in 2005, for want of proof.

Earlier, six of them were already given bail while the rest 24 were under judicial custody.

Police had lodged a case against 176 people and filed chargesheet against 30 accused in the court for the incident that occurred on November 13, 2005, when hundreds of Maoists attacked several police stations and Jehanabad jail.

The investigation against 146 accused was still on.

The ultras also managed to free their senior comrade and self proclaimed area commander Ajay Kanu along with others from the jail.

At least two people , including a police personnel posted at Jehanabad jail were killed and several injured.

The maoists had also looted firearms of the police.

Meanwhile, Police Superintendent Shahrukh Majid said here that he would make an appeal in the higher courts.

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