Panaji, Jan 25: An escape attempted by 45 prisoners and under-trials at a prison in the port town of Vasco in Goa has been thwarted by police.
In a daring attempt to escape from an under-repair prison, the inmates on Tuesday night attacked a skeletal jail staff at the Sada sub-jail, even as police have cordoned off the area, in a bid to stop the inmates from fleeing.
Speaking to IANS on Wednesday, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Vasco) Lawrence D’Souza stated that the situation was being brought under control.
“We have put a security cordon around the prison and the injured jailor and the jail staff have been brought out of the prison premises,” he said.
The prison officers also sustained minor injuries, the official also said.
“We will investigate why and how the attack took place but right now our focus is on ensuring that none of the inmates slip away in the chaos,” D’Souza said.
The sub-jail is around 40 km from Panaji.