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Murder accused among four prisoners escape from jail in Gujarat

Surendranagar, Jan 13 (UNI) Four under-trial prisoners, including a person arrested on the charges of murder, escaped from a sub-jail here, in the wee hours of Monday, police said.

According to Deputy SP D V Basiya, the jail break took place between 0100 hrs and 0130 hrs, when the four under-trials, who were lodged in the same cell of the sub-jail in Limbadi town of the district, cut open the lock of their cell door and then later jumped over the outer wall and made good their escape under the cover of darkness.

''Of the four escapees', one was a murder accused, the second had been arrested for attempt to murder, third one was accused of robbery, while the fourth one was arrested under charges of abatement of suicide of his wife.

"There were a total of around 59 prisoners in the sub-jail, where these four undertrials had been lodged and it is located close to a residential area. A manhunt has been launched to arrest the absconders and we hope to arrest all of them very soon".

Mr Basiya said the investigations would also be carried out as to whether the four escapees had any kind of assistance by any of the guards or any other official.
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Give priority to development works in Aurangabad: Minister

20 Jan 2020 | 11:10 PM

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Siddhivinayak gets 35 kg gold by anonymous donor

20 Jan 2020 | 10:25 PM

Mumbai, Jan 20 (UNI) For the first time in its 220 year history, the famed Siddhivinayak Temple in Prabhadevi sports a gilded look courtesy a 35 kg gold worth Rs14 crore, made by an ‘anonymous’ Delhi devotee, a top official said here on Monday.

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Mah HM opposes Thackrey's nightlife tourism plan

20 Jan 2020 | 10:22 PM

Mumbai, Jan 20 (UNI) Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Monday said that the nightlife initiative by Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray will not be implemented across the city for a moment as the police are already overburdened and they cannot take additional job in the given circumstances.

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Separate water body to be set up for Nanded: Minister

20 Jan 2020 | 10:15 PM

Nanded, Jan 20 (UNI) A separate water body will be set up for the city to avoid a possible conflict between the people of rural and urban areas over sharing of water from the Vishnupuri irrigation project, said Public Works Department and Guardian Minister of the district Ashok Chavan on Monday.

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Guj: Leopard locked inside house caged by forest department team

20 Jan 2020 | 9:42 PM

Bhuj, Jan 20 (UNI) A leopard which had entered into a house in Moti Gondhiyar village under Nakhtrana taluka of Kutch district was caged by forest department team on Monday.

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