IG prisons KP, commissioner Bannu along with DIG Bannu removed

Peshawar :  The Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Amir Haider Khan Hoti on Monday removed Commissioner Bannu, Inspector General of Prisons, Deputy Superintendent Jail Bannu and DIG Police Range from their posts over Bannu jailbreak incident and constituted a high level inquiry committee to probe the incident and report within 15 days.

The c enquiry committee will comprise of  Dr Ehsanul Haq, Secretary Education Mohammad Mushtaq Jadoon and Special Secretary (Home) Syed Alamgir Shah.

CM removed Commissioner Bannu Abdullah Khan Mehsud, IG Prisons Arshad Majeed Mohmand, DIG Police Range Bannu Mohammad Iftikhar Khan, and Deputy Superintendent Jail Bannu Mohammad Zahid from their posts and made them OSDs.

Meanwhile provincial minister information Mian Iftikhar along with secretary interior  and tribal affairs Azam Khan told a news conference that the information after the completion of the inquiry will be shared with the public adding that no one will be spared after fixing the responsibilities.

Iftikhar said attack on Bannu jail was above the terrorist incident therefore it should be probed properly as to who had shown negligence and lethargy in reaction to foil the attempt.

KPK Information Minister Iftikhar Hussain told that 20 high profile prisoners, including Adnan Rasheed who was involved in an attack on former President Gen Pervez Musharraf, were among the 384 prisoners who fled the Bannu prison after the attack.

The minister said an inquiry would be conducted into the jailbreak and the late arrival of the police force to help the jail authorities in countering the attack. He termed it a well-coordinated attack and said the attackers had first secured all the roads in the area.

It is to be mentioned that Taliban militants stormed the Central Prison, Bannu, with rockets and automatic weapons to enable over 384 prisoners to escape from different barracks early Sunday morning.

According to the report, at least 150 militants attacked the jail who came in 25 vehicles and conducted operation till two hours.

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