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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 21:33
Investigation on prison escapees transferred to Matara
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The Department of Prison has initiated an investigation into the escape of 6 prisoners from the Baddegama Magistrate Court premises.
 
The investigation will be conducted under the supervision of Assistant Prison Superintendent of Matara.
 
Prison Media Spokesperson, Thushara Upuldeniya said several teams have been deployed to round up the other escapees.
 
29 inmates of the Galle prison were transported to Baddegama to be produced before Baddegama Magistrate yesterday.
 
Later, two prison guards have taken a sick prisoner to the hospital while another one took an inmate to obtain fingerprints.
 
Then only three prison guards were left for the guard of 27 inmates in the court premises.
 
When the inmate who gave fingerprints was put back into the court cell, 5 of the inmates had escaped.
 
Meanwhile, two guards have been hospitalized after they got injured during a scuffle with the escapees.
 
However, one of the escapees was arrested by STF while he was hiding in a house at Ellakanda in Baddegama this morning (May 29).

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