Today's award goes to four constables of the Jharkhand police force in India.
An embarrassed Jharkhand police on Saturday suspended four constables after it emerged that they had taken along a convicted prisoner to a redlight area in neighbouring West Bengal, a top official said, exposing gaping holes in prison security.
On Friday, the police personnel had escorted the prisoner, serving a seven-year prison term for murder, for a health check-up at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi, around 200 km from the Koderma jail.
However, instead of returning to Koderma, the constables took the prisoner to a redlight area at Kulti in Asansol, a border township in West Bengal.
Asansol is around 230 km from Ranchi, a three-hour drive by road.
Jail sources their act came to light only after a team of Asansol police raided the red light area and arrested the policemen, who carried arms, but sported civil dress.
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The prisoner, identified as Baiju Yadav, returned to the prison on Friday night and told authorities that he was “forcibly” taken to the red light area, jail sources said.
The four police personnel, who are said to have been drunk at the time of the raid, are in custody of Asansol police.
There's more at the link.
I've heard of sleeping on the job . . . but never sleeping around on the job! Did they 'treat' the prisoner to the services of one of the ladies of negotiable virtue, as well as themselves?