143 Bannu Jail Escapees Back To Prison

Efforts are under way to capture the prisoners who escaped in last weeks Taliban-orchestrated jailbreak in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s southern district of Bannu, DawnNews reported.

Over 100 militants stormed the central prison in Banu on April 16 and freed 384 prisoners. TTP had claimed responsibility for the attack.

PESHAWAR: Efforts are under way to capture the prisoners who escaped in last weeks Taliban-orchestrated jailbreak in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s southern district of Bannu, DawnNews reported.

Provincial Home Secretary Azam Khan while talking to Voice of America, said that out of 384 prisoners who had fled 108 have voluntarily returned while 35 others had been arrested.

He added that four teams had been constituted to ensure the capture of all the escaped detainees whereas the authorities in Bannu in this regards, contacted the law enforcement agencies and authorities of various districts and tribal areas via the provincial government.

In what is described as the biggest jail-break in the country’s history, over 100 militants stormed the central prison in Banu on April 16 and freed 384 prisoners, among them a man sentenced to death for trying to assassinate former president Pervez Musharraf.