Tunnel found in Sabarmati jail cell housing blasts suspects


When questioned by top jail officers, the blast accused told them they were tired of prison as the court was neither punishing them nor acquitting them, sources claimed.

"The case has been taken over by the crime branch. We will probe the case in detail on how the tunnel was being dug up and who all are involved," joint commissioner of police A K Sharma said. Security at the jail has been doubled and all jail guards and officers have been asked to step up patrols and checks of barracks, sources said.

Fifty-six people were killed and more than 200 injured in the Ahmedabad blasts of July 26, 2008. Police had arrested 68 suspects of whom 14 were lodged in this barrack.

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