Two hardcore Lashkar-i-Jhangvi prisoners were able to escape from prison and now it is being speculated that someone from the inside helped them escape. According to the latest reports, one of the two militants was not supposed to be produced in any court, yet he along with the other were taken to and kept at the judicial complex inside the Central Prison on Tuesday, before the managed to escape from there.
Even the jail officials are not aware as to when exactly did the prisoners break free as the under trail prisoners (UTP) were found to be missing by the officials on Wednesday.
Shaikh Mohammad Mumtaz, alias Phiron, and Mohammad Ahmed Khan, alias Munna, who belong to the Qasim Rasheed group of the Naeem Bukhari-led LJ, were arrested by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of police back in 2013 for their alleged involvement in more than 60 murders.
Jail staff said that they had taken both the UTPs before the court in the judicial complex on Tuesday and that they escaped by breaking the grill of the court afterwards. The officials did not realize that the prisoners had escaped until the next day when they came to take the UTPs to the relevant court.
Meanwhile a probe by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) shows some surprising facts. The jail staff presented both the UTPs before a ‘non-functional court’ inside the judicial complex. “Only one UTP was supposed to be produced before the court but whose judge was not available. There was no hearing of any case against the other UTP. Despite this fact, he was taken there,” said the CTD chief.
The CTD chief also said that it is impossible to cut the jail grill in one day and that they prisoners are sure to have had some help.
Meanwhile the IG has offered a reward of Rs. 5 million to whoever brings back the escaped prisoners.