Two ‘dangerous’ convicts escape Karachi Central Jail | Pakistan

KARACHI: Two dangerous convicts escaped the prison, it surfaced on Wednesday.

The incident has happened a week after law enforcement agencies conducted a raid at Karachi Central Jail and took custody of two terror convicts who were recruiting inmates for the terrorist organization, Daesh.

An inquiry, probing into the recruitment of 30 members for the terrorist organisation, held the Inspector General (IG) Prisons Sindh and jail officials responsible for the repeated lapses in security of the prisons.

The inquiry report, completed by Additional IG Crime Branch Aftab Pathan and sent to the home ministry, has proposed that the IG Prisons Sindh, DIG Prisons Sindh, and entire jail staff be replaced on an immediate basis.

“The inquiry has found that all layers of security have loopholes, leading to security lapses,” the inquiry officer said. “Superintendent Jail, Deputy Superintendent, and assistant superintendent are responsible for these loopholes and lapses.”

The report proposes that Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) officers should be installed as the IG Prisons Sindh, DIG Prisons Sindh, and Jail Superintendent of Karachi, Hyderabad, and Sukkur should.

A report that surfaced in September disclosed that up to 30 prisoners were recruited from inside the jail premises by Daesh.

Of the 30 prisoners recruited into the banned group, 12 have been released on bail and their whereabouts are unknown, sources told Geo News.

Law enforcement agencies have since then raided the residences of the Daesh recruits released on bail but have not been able to trace the missing individuals.

A Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) report highlighted an ‘alarming’ security situation at the Karachi Central Jail

Earlier, a report by the Counter-Terrorism Department has revealed that terrorists imprisoned at Central Jail Karachi had access to the prison’s record room and sensitive document. 

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