Abu Taher, 26, Ali Ahed, 30 and Rafikul Islam, 22, serving custody since last year, escaped from Sonamura sub-divisional jail in western Tripura, by scaling the prison walls with the assist of a rope late Sunday night, a district administration official told reporters.
Abu Taher, who is an Indian citizen, and Bangladeshi nationals Ali Ahed and Rafikul Islam were arrested in cases of vehicle theft and dacoity. Tripura Jail Minister Manindra Reang visited the jail Monday and ordered to investigate.
Officials said that a immense manhunt has been launched to nab 3 convicts who broke jail. The state government has also asked the Border Security Forces (BSF) to seal the adjacent India-Bangladesh border.