Three accused, brought from Amritsar jail on production warrant on July 10 by Talwandi Choudhriyan police, escaped from the lockup of police station by breaking the roof in the wee hours of Thursday-Friday intervening night.
All the accused were history sheeters and were having several cases booked against them at different police stations for looting, attempt to murder, robbery etc and was on two day police remand with Talwandi Choudhariya police to probe two FIR’s registered by police in last week of April 2013.
The accused; Bikramjeet Singh alias Bicky, Sahib Singh alias Saba and Paramjeet Singh alias Pamma, broke the roof of the lockup at around 3am and managed to escape from police custody while staff on duty, reportedly, failed to check their act.
The police station was cordoned off for public and media persons till the arrival of SSP Kapurthala Inderbir Singh who reached there around 11am with other senior officials of district police.
While talking to HT, Inderbir Singh said, “It all happened due to negligence of the staff on duty. Accused were criminals and were wanted for several loot cases. Staff on duty should have kept a vigil on their activities. It sounds astonishing that they escaped by breaking the roof and staff on duty failed to notice.”
“We have suspended the Station House Officer Sub Inspector Narinder Kumar with immediate effects and departmental enquiry has been initiated against him. Meanwhile, a case had been booked against all the three accused along with three members of the staff on duty; duty officer Assistant Sub Inspector Jarnail Singh, Munshi head constable Surjit Singh and guard on duty, Jaswinder Singh under sections 223 and 224 (both related to escape from confinement due to negligence suffered by public servant),” he added.
“Police teams have been formed to trace out the whereabouts of all the three accused,” he further added.