Jailbreak investigation committee completes its mission
The committee formed by the Iraqi Ministry of Interior (MoI) to investigate the escape of 19 prisoners from the Kirkuk Jail finished their report concerning the incident and have returned to Baghdad.
Ahmed Askari, Head of the Security Committee in the Kirkuk Provincial Council (KPC) said, “After one week of investigation, the MoI committee returned to Baghdad yesterday, April 1st.” He added, “They have revealed nothing about the results and we don’t know anything about it.”
On March 23, 19 prisoners broke out the jail window of the Kirkuk Jail and escaped, with most of them having been charged with terrorism or murder. An Amir (leader) of an al-Qaida group was also among them. Adnan Assadi, deputy Minister of the MoI arrived in Kirkuk one day later saying ‘there might be a hand behind the incident’. Assadi decided to form a special investigation committee which was later led by Ja’far Assadi. The committee does not have any Kirkuk security officials in it.
“The committee can only hand their report to the MoI. They cannot hold any decision,” Askari said.
Shalaw Muhamad – Kirkuk Now