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Tihar Jail’s 3-tier security breached; two undertrials dig tunnel to escape, 1 caught

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Tihar Jail

In a daring jailbreak, two undertrials dug a tunnel in the country’s most secure prison, Tihar jail, and managed to escape.

While one of the escaped convict was caught, the other one is still at large, as per news reports.

Housed in Jail no 7, the two convicts reportedly scaled the wall and then dug a tunnel linking to the boundary of the prison complex on Saturday night.

Their absence could be detected only on Sunday night after they failed to respond to their roll call.

An alert was immediately sounded and a search led the jail officials to the tunnel.

Delhi Police has been alerted, and its officials are are now searching for the missing undertrial.

Tihar Central jail has a three-layer security and houses several high-profile inmates including politicians like former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar and accused Naxalite Kobad Ghandy.

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