Durgapur (WB), Aug 9 (ANI): Six prisoners fled from the Durgapur sub-jail in West Bengal Burdwan district on Saturday.
Banshodhar Sharma, Additional Director General (Jails) in West Bengal, told reporters that five jail wardens fell unconscious after consuming sweets and fruit juice offered by two accomplices of the prisoners during a visit to the jail.
"The beverage was apparently laced with drugs," he added.
The jail wardens have been admitted to a hospital.
All the escapees were undertrials accused in a kidnap case.
Police conducted search operations in nearby areas, but are yet to find the escapees. (ANI)