Prison break has always been a fascinating subject for many filmmakers and writers. The whole indigenous planning, clever schemes and innovative methods employed by these fictional characters have left the audience wonderstruck. The new ZEE5 original movie, Operation Parindey speaks about one such story as well. This thriller movie featuring an amazing ensemble of – Amit Sadh, Rahul Dev, Ameet Gaur, and Kunal Kumar, focuses on the most controversial jailbreaks in the history of India.
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While we may have been in awe with these marvellous stories of fiction, the reality doesn’t pale in comparison. The Indian prison system has seen its own share of prison breaks as well. Don’t believe us? Here are five sensational jailbreaks in India.
Jagtar Singh who was a prime suspect in the assassination case of Beant Singh, the Chief Minister of Punjab. For this crime, he was imprisoned in the Burail Jail of Chandigarh. Despite being considered as one of the strictest jails in India, Jagtar managed to dig an underground tunnel, not once but four times. The first three attempts ended in utter failures, with first not working out, the second causing a cave-in and the third due to being shifted to another barrack. However, he didn’t give up. He dug another tunnel along with three other companions. The 8 foot deep and a 108-foot long tunnel was dug under two security walls and opened at 20 meters away from the prison. The group escaped through this tunnel and were never to be found again.