New Delhi -°C
Today in New Delhi, India

Oct 30, 2020-Friday
-°C

Humidity
-

Wind
-

Select Country
Select city
ADVERTISEMENT
Home / Cities / Eight prisoners escape from temporary jail in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar

Eight prisoners escape from temporary jail in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar

A police officer said the prisoners fled from the rear gate of the prison into a nearby forest

cities Updated: Sep 22, 2020, 15:20 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Haridwar
The prisoners reportedly escaped into a nearby forest.
The prisoners reportedly escaped into a nearby forest.(Representational Image)

Eight prisoners, who were under mandatory quarantine at a makeshift prison in Haridwar, fled on Tuesday. They were due to be shifted to the district prison after the quarantine.

“Whole area has been cordoned off... search teams were immediately deployed. All police stations, check posts...have been put on high alert. CCTV footages are also being scanned,” said police superintendent Kamlesh Upadhyay.

Lakhpat Butola, a police officer, said the prisoners fled from rear gate of the prison into a nearby forest. “...we are carrying out a combing operation...,” said Butola.

ht epaper

Sign In to continue reading