Ghazipur, Mar 25: Three murder accused escaped from the high security Ghazipur district jail late last night, official sources said today.
Dhiraj Singh, Anand Singh and Pramod Singh broke the toilet ventilator and jumped off about 25 ft high wall, district jail superintendent P K Shukla said.
The trio were undertrails in separate murder cases and lodged in the jail since a year.
''There is a possibility of jail employees providing aid to the absconders,'' Mr Shukla said.
Efforts were on to nail the culprits and stringent action would be taken against the guilty, he added.
He further said the prison was occupying 600 inmates as against the capacity of 300.
BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai's murder accused, MLA Mukhtar Ansari, MP Ghazipur Afzal Ansari and his brother-in-law Izaz Ansari are lodged in this jail since two years.
Security was beefed up after the trio was lodged in the jail.