Duplicate key may unlock jailbreak mystery

Doctors to attend to Jaishanker at the prison cell

Duplicate key may unlock jailbreak mystery

While the arrest of Jaishanker has come as a major relief for the police, they are
yet to achieve a breakthrough in the probe into the jailbreak.

The police are yet to ascertain how the convict was able to lay his hands on the duplicate key with which he supposedly opened the lock of his cell in the high- security central prison at Parappana Agrahara.

“It is true that Jaishanker was in possession of a duplicate key with which he unlocked the cell door and escaped. We have recovered the key, but are ascertaining the source of the duplicate key,” Additional Director General of Police (Prisons), K V Gagandeep, and City Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar said. They suspected the role of an insider.

According to Gagandeep, either someone must have given the key to Jaishanker or he must have made it himself.

Eleven officers have been suspended for dereliction of duty and truth would be out once the investigation is completed, he said. Referring to reports that Jaishanker simply walked through the main gate, the ADGP said such claims were totally false.

He said preliminary investigation had showed that he escaped by scaling the compound wall of the prison.

Auradkar debunked the claims that Jaishanker escaped from the jail wearing a police uniform. “It is totally false. He was wearing the dress given to him at the prison when we caught him,” Auradkar claimed.

Asked whether the reward of Rs five lakh would be given to the informant who helped the police arrest Jaishanker, the commissioner said the matter would be discussed with the authorities concerned.

No more hospitalisation

Gagandeep said Jaishanker would now be shifted to a cell in the high-security zone of the central prison.

He would not be taken to hospital for treatment, but doctors would attend to him in his cell.

CCTV cameras would be installed in his cell and his movements would monitored round the clock. More men would be deployed near his cell, who would work in shifts.

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