The police registered a case against four Ferozepur cops and a prisoner, who allegedly escaped from their custody in Guru Gobind Singh Medical College here where he was admitted for the past two days.
The escaped prisoner Sandeep Singh (35), a resident of Buraj Sidhwan of Muktsar district, was admitted in the hospitals' orthopedics department. He was allegedly arrested by the police in relation to possessing poppy husk, and was lodged in the Ferozepur central jail.
The police registered a case under section 223(escape from confinement or custody negligently suffered by public servant) and 224 (escape from lawful custody) of the Indian Penal Code against assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Bhupinder Singh, head constables Mangat Singh and Baljeet Singh, constable Jagtar Singh, and Sandeep Singh. The cops have applied for bail.
The case was registered on the complaint of ASI Bhola Singh of Faridkot police, who is in-charge of security for inmates admitted in the medical college.
"When I reached the orthopedics ward, where the convict was admitted for the last two days, I found him missing along with the four security personnel who had been deputed to keep guard over him in the hospital. I came to know the prisoner escaped by breaking the hook of his handcuff, and due to the alleged negligence and indifference of the police personnel deputed for his security," said Bhola Singh in his complaint at the city police station, Faridkot.
Investigating officer Balinder Singh said, "We are looking for the escaped prisoner in possible hideouts, and hope to trace him soon."
This is not the first time that an under-trial or a convict has escaped from the police after being admitted to the Faridkot civil hospital or GGS medical college.