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Prison Break: CM Sindh Orders Suspension of Prisons DIG, SHO

Karachi (July 03, 2017): Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah ordered on Monday that Prisons DIG Ashraf Nizamani and the relevant SHO be suspended over the escape of two under-trial prisoners from Central Jail, Karachi last month.

In a briefing session at CM House, Shah remarked that a show-cause notice has been issued to the DIG over his negligence in the affair as well.

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Shah was also informed that the SHO did not correctly register the FIR in the case.

Moreover, there are about 6,000 prisoners present in the jail, Shah was informed.

On Sunday, Karachi Central Jail Assistant Superintendent Ayaz Salik was arrested over charges of terrorism.

On June 15, two under-trial prisoners (UTPs), Sheikh Muhammad alias Firon and Ahmed Khan alias Manako, managed to escape from the jail’s judicial complex, where they were brought for a hearing.

Following the escape of the two UTPs who reportedly belonged to the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, 12 police personnel, including the jail superintendent, were arrested at the behest of the Sindh law and prisons minister.A case was also registered against them in the New Town Police Station.

The CTD is leading the investigation into the jail break.

The two fugitives were arrested by the CTD in 2013 over involvement in dozens of targeted killings.

Later, investigations showed that the two prisoners were also aided by other inmates as well.

The two fugitives were arrested by the CTD in 2013 over involvement in dozens of targeted killings.

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