Ahmedabad: A three-member high-powered committee which probed a failed jail break bid in Sabarmati Central Jail by digging a tunnel, submitted its report to the Gujarat Home Department on Friday, a top official said. "A report has been submitted by the committee on the tunnel digging case," Principal Home Secretary SK Nanda told PTI.
"Though I have not gone through the report, the probe focused on negligence of prison authorities, as terrorists were able to dig a 214-ft tunnel without their knowledge," Nanda said. On February 10, jail authorities had stumbled upon a 214-ft long tunnel allegedly dug by 14 of the Ahmedabad serial bomb blasts accused inside Barrack Number 4, known as 'Chhota Chakkar', of the Sabarmati Central Jail, to escape.
Sensing the gravity of the incident, the Gujarat government immediately handed over the investigation to the Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) Ahmedabad and at the same time formed a three-member state-level committee to probe the incident and fix accountability.
The committee was headed by senior IAS officer MS Dagur, IPS officer Shivanand Jha and state Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) director JR Vyas. It studied various reports submitted to it by the jail administration, police, FSL and Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) in connection with the tunnel digging case, a home department source said....more
10:19 PM, Apr 12, 2013
London: A letter written by Mahatma Gandhi in 1922 from Sabarmati jail to Rabindranath Tagore's eldest brother Dwijendranath on Wednesday fetched 49,250 pounds, over seven times its pre-sale estimate, at a Sotheby's auction in London. After being lodged in the jail in Ahmedabad, Gandhi wrote the autographed letter to Dwijendranath rejoicing that his incarceration had come at a time when he felt fully prepared and expressing joy that "India's wonderful...
10:25 PM, Dec 12, 2012