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Watch: Prisoner escapes after throwing chilli powder in cops’ eyes at Panchkula hospital

DCP Ashok Kumar said that the incident took place when Deepak Kumar was being taken for MRI.

punjab Updated: Jun 17, 2017 19:41 IST
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Prisoner Deepak Kumar
Prisoner Deepak Kumar

A prisoner, Deepak Kumar, fled from General Hospital, sector 6, Panchkula, on motorcycle after throwing chilli powder into policemen’s eyes on Saturday morning. The powder entered the air-conditioning system, because of which the hospital had to be evacuated for at least two hours.

Deepak, who is accused of robbery, was taken to the hospital from Ambala jail along with one more prisoner.

It is learnt that he were aided by their accomplices who had come to the hospital on motorcycles. The other prisoner is still in the hospital.

Watch CCTV camera footage procured from hospital below

DCP Ashok Kumar said that the incident took place when Deepak Kumar was being taken for MRI.

“Accomplices threw chilli powder on policemen. Gunshots were fired. The policemen chased them and there was scuffle also. We are investigating the case,” said the DCP.

Dr VK Bansal, chief medical officer, Panchkula, said that the emergency services would restart after 2 pm.