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Escaped prisoner nabbed after three weeks

Lucknow, July 14 (Calcutta Tube) After remaining elusive for over three weeks, one of the four prisoners who had escaped from the Mathura jail has been nabbed in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh district, officials said Wednesday.

Awadesh, who had escaped from Mathura jail June 20, along with three other prisoners, was arrested late Tuesday from Dhatauli village, some 300 km from Lucknow, said a release issued by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force.

Awadesh is charged with murder, abduction and loot among other charges.

He and the three others had scaled the high prison wall by tying together their ‘dhotis’ and placing a few bricks at the other end of it.

According to an STF official, Awadesh was arrested from his friend’s house in Dhatauli village.

The state government had suspended the jail superintendent, jailor and deputy jailor of the prison after the four prisoners escaped.

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