Prisoner’s escape bid in woman’s dress frustrated in Jawzjan
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A prisoner who put woman’s dress and makeup attempted to escape from the central jail in northern Jawzjan province, but failed, the prison’s commander said on Saturday.
Col. Dil Aqa Adil said Mohammad Nadir, who had been sentenced to 16 years in jail for links with Taliban, tried to walk out of the prison after his parents visited him and had been able to cross two check-posts but he was identified at the last and women’s check-point.
The 31-year-old had been arrested a year ago. Adil said Nadir was captured by the prison guards after he was indentified wearing woman’s dress and makeup. He said the mother wore two shawls and gave one to her son in order to help him escape.
But Nadir said he had no connections with the Taliban and had been put behind the bars without committing any crime. He looked for his escape in woman’s dress as his last resort, but that also failed.
Nadir said his father had long been trying to get him released through legal ways, but could not succeed.
His father Mohammad Nabi said he was not present at the jail’s visiting room with his son and had no information if his son attempted to flee. He said he was arrested when they were leaving the jail compound.
The prison houses 680 prisoners, including 230 shifted there from northern Sar-i-Pul province after a jailbreak incident few years ago.
A number of inmates fled from the jail in Sar-i-Pul after Taliban militants attacked and partially damaged the facility.
A Taliban commander, Ahmad Shah Bilal, serving a 10-year sentence, was killed on the Shiberghan-Sar-i-Pul highway two days after he escaped from the jail in Jawzjan.
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