Police backup arrived late at D.I. Khan jailbreak: Report
Tuesday Jul 30, 2013
PESHAWAR: The initial report of the Dera Ismail Khan jailbreak, put together by advisor for prisons, has been sent to Khyber Pkahtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak.
Inspector General (IG) prisons has stated that police reinforcement arrived four hours after the attack about which intelligence agencies had warned three days in advance. According to the report, weapons carried by the guards at the prison were worn-out.
Earlier, Chief Minister Khattak had called the jailbreak a failure of intelligence agencies and directed the concerned authorities to launch a probe into the incident.
As many as 243 prisoners escaped as militants carrying heavy weapons stormed Dera Ismail Khan’s Central Jail. The attack on the hundred-year-old detention facility was blamed on weak security arrangements where inmates belonging to various banned organizations were held.
Nine people including six policemen were killed and 14 others injured in the audacious attack while four prisoners were also killed by security forces.