Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), July 20 (ANI): Nine prisoners, including seven serving life terms, fled from Uttar Pradesh's Meerut city jail after scaling the boundary wall on Tuesday.
The jail warden found a ladder at around 6 a.m. that the prisoners used to jump the 15-feet-long boundary wall of the jail.
District Magistrate Bhuvaneshwar Singh said that out of the nine, seven inmates were sentenced to life imprisonment, while two were under trials.
"Total nine prisoners jail broke out, in which seven were convicted to life imprisonment and two were under trial. All the officials, who were doing duty during night and early morning are suspended, and reports filed for officials serving high designation," said Singh.
Senior officials including Deputy Inspector General of Police and the Divisional Commissioner have reached the jail and a manhunt launched to nab the prisoners.
Police Commissioner Shravan Kumar Sharma said a magisterial inquiry has been ordered for the incident.
"It's a big incident and three-level inquiries are going on for it. District Magistrate has been asked to make essential inquiries. Apart from this, other jail authorities are liable for case inquiry and Deputy Inspector General (DIG) is looking for the criminal records of the accused," said Sharma. By Vijay Pratap Singh (ANI)