LUCKNOW: Two inmates aged 19 and accused in case of sexual harassment and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act escaped from Ghazipur district jail on May 23.
The prison headquarters took cognizance and suspended head warder-Ram Nath Sahay.
An enquiry into the lapses of other jail officials has been lodged under deputy inspector general of prisons, Varanasi, BR Verma on Sunday.
Prisons spokesperson, Santosh Verma said that under trails- Himanshu Yadav and Vikas Prakash were lodged in the quarantine barrack number 10 of the jail on March 22.
“On Saturday, during attendance by deputy jailor Ram Shanker Shukla the duo were found to be missing. Immediately the alarm bells were pressed and district administration and the police were informed. They all carried out search operation but in vain, said Verma.
On Sunday, during probe some marks were found of the inmates on the main jail wall which suggests that the duo leaped over the wall to escape, he said.
Director general of prisons, Anand Kumar has instructed the DIG Varanasi(Prisons) to conduct a probe and send a report forthwith.
Meanwhile, three teams have been made to trace the missing inmates.