PESHAWAR: Police and jail authorities kept the army in the dark regarding the attack on the central Dera Ismail Khan Jail, according to the initial report on the incident obtained by Express News on Monday.
The report states that the Army was notified on their own of the jailbreak to which they summoned five Quick Response Force (QRF) companies.
According to the initial report, the police and jail authorities told the army that the militants were inside the jail, whereas the militants had already attacked and left at that point.
The escaped militants engaged in a firing combat with the QRF in a nearby neighborhood after. Two militants were killed as a result of the combat.
The initial inquiry report has been forwarded to the Islamabad head quarters. The report also states that the army knew a day in advance of the attack and had stationed a "big" rifle on the main gate to handle a potential crisis.
However, there was no police present at the main gate and no one used the gun which could have helped the situation.
Four policemen were put behind bars for their negligence in the attack by the Tehrik-e-Taliban on the Dera Ismail Khan Jail on August 10.
At least six people were killed, including five policemen as the Tehreek-e-Taliban mounted a late night assault on the prison in Dera Ismail Khan late on July 30, in which nearly 250 prisoners managed to escape.