Maharashtra: Five Yerawada Jail inmates escape from temporary prison in Pune
| Thursday | 16th July, 2020
Five prisoners of Pune's Yerawada Jail in Maharashtra, lodged at a temporary prison due to COVID-19 pandemic, escaped in the early hours of Thursday.
According to the jail administration, all five were new prisoners who were lodged in a temporary prison built in a hostel near Yerawada jail.
Police said that in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, a temporary jail has been set up near Yerawada jail.
The temporary prison, which is a government-run girl’s hostel, currently houses close to 600 inmates including both undertrials and convicts.
According to reports, this is the third incident of prisoners escaping from the temporary prison in Yerawada.