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Two criminals who escaped from Nagpur Central Prison arrested

Nagpur Central Jail

Nagpur: Two out of the five dreaded criminals who had escaped from Central Prison here have been arrested, police said.

The two escapees –Mohammad Shoheb Khan (25) and Prem alias Nepali Shalikram Khatri (21) of Nepal — were traced from Koradi, an adjoining township along with another criminal from Uttar Pradesh, Arman Munna Malik (22), they said.

The cops from Nagpur Crime branch seized two country made revolvers, one Mauser gun and 10 live cartridges from the goons, Commissioner of Police S P Yadav told reporters here.

The prisoners who were members of the Raja Ghus criminal gang had fled from Central Jail on March 31.

Three other inmates Satyendra Rajbahadur Gupta (25), Bisen Singh Ramulal Uikey (35) and Aakash Thakur (23) are still at large.

Five dreaded criminals had managed to flee after jumping the 23 feet compound wall before cutting the bars of nine feet window in the cell where they were lodged in barrack number six.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who paid a surprise visit to Central Prison on April 20 had announced suspension of Jail Superintendent Vaibhav Kamble on the floor of the Assembly during the budget session immediatly after the jail break.

He had also said that a lot needs to be done and the entire jail administration requires revamp.

Additional Director General of Prisons, Meera Borwankar had also visited the jail here.

Five sentries (sepoy) namely Mangesh Prajapati, R R Patil, Ramesh Dhekle, Ashok Bhandarkar, and Sanjay Thokal were also placed under suspension for dereliction of duty.

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