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Three jail employees suspended in Odisha

Press Trust of India  |  Berhampur (Odisha) 

Three officials of the special sub-jail at Bhanjanagara in district have been suspended for alleged of duty that led to the escape of an prisoner.

of Circle Jail, Berhampur, B B Patnaik placed a head warder and two warders under suspension on Saturday on the basis of the findings of an inquiry into the escape of the prisoner from the sub-jail on September 11, an said Sunday.

The suspended jail employees were identified as Simanchal Behera, the head warder and Amulya Pal and Sushant Dehuri, the two warders. They were on duty at the time of the incident.

Patnaik has also ordered transfer of the jailor of the prison Smitarani Khatua, who was in-charge of the Bhanjanagara special sub-jail.

In Khatua's place, Sarbeswar Sahu, jailor of Banapur sub-jail, has been posted at Bhanjanagara.

Patnaik said action would be taken against some more employees of the sub-jail after thorough investigation.

On September 11, the prisoner, Babu Nayak, allegedly involved in over 40 cases, had escaped from the special sub-jail by scaling the wall.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 20:00 IST
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