High drama was witnessed at Burail jail on Tuesday evening when cops found that a prisoner who was supposed to be produced in the district court, escaped from their custody in the morning.
Anil Kumar, alias Nana, escaped from the custody when police were taking 56 other prisoners from the jail complex to district court for their court dates. However, police managed to nab him late in the evening from Sector 52.
Kumar, of Burail, was involved in a quarrel, in which he killed a person and was booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code at Sector-34 police station in 2012.
The police said that he was declared as proclaimed offender (PO) after missing a court hearing during the trial.
He was arrested on August 28 and sent to Burail jail for the crime.
In the morning, Kumar mixed with relatives of other prisoners.
Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) footage shows that Kumar slipped from the spot and entered the waiting hall where relatives of different inmates were waiting for turn.
When the bus with 56 prisoners moved out of the complex, he gave the police the slip and vanished.
In the evening, when police noticed that they had got warrants of 57 prisoners, whereas after counting and recounting and checking with the staff in lock-up room, the found only 56.
The jail staff confirmed that they had handed over 57 prisoners from the jail.
Immediately after the incident, inspector general (jails), AS Cheema, and police officers scanned the footage to find out the negligence of cops.
They found that he slipped when the cops were taking prisoners inside.
The police arrested him under Section 224 (resistance or obstruction to his lawful apprehension by a police official) of the Indian Penal Code at the Sector-49 police station.