Two LeJ terrorists escape from Karachi jail

Two members of of the a banned terrorist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) have escaped from the Central Jail, Karachi, police said on Wednesday.

Shaikh Muhammad Mumtaz alias Firaun alias Sher Khan alias Shahzad alias Bhai, and Muhammad Ahmed Khan alias Munna, broke out of prison on Tuesday night.

According to the police, Ahmed alias Munna was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Meanwhile, jail authorities suspended a dozen of guards including a superintendent against the jail break.

The suspended jail officials include Prison Superintendent Ghulam Murtaza Shaikh, Deputy Superintendent Faheem Memon, Assistant Superintendent Abdul Rehman Shaikh, ASI Faroosh Muhammad, police commando Nawab Ali, and constables Atta Muhammad, Muhammad Amir, Abdul Ghaffor, Saeed Ahmed, Muhammad Sajjad, Tagial Naseer and Nadir Ali.

Prisons DIG Ashraf Ali Nizamani has written a letter to the New Town SHO to register a case against the suspended jail officials.

“It is informed that the two prisoners were found missing and reported to have escaped from the judicial complex adjacent to the Central Prison, Karachi,” the letter read.

“You are requested to lodge an FIR under the relevant sections of the law against the officials as the prisoners have escaped because of their negligence.”

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