Immigration racket kingpin colludes with cops to flee jail
Even though he was lodged in a jail in Punjab, he managed to rope in jail officials to create fake documents and escaped from jail.delhi Updated: Nov 11, 2010 00:10 IST
Even though he was lodged in a jail in Punjab, he managed to rope in jail officials to create fake documents and escaped from jail.
However, the special cell of Delhi Police managed to nab the alleged kingpin of an immigration racket and his brother-in-law, who had escaped from Ludhiana jail using forged documents 10 days back.
The two were allegedly planning to go to US illegally via Guatemala and Mexico.
The police arrested Vipin Sharma (34) and his brother-in-law Aman Alam (26) from the airport and GT Karnal Road Bypass, respectively, on November 6. The special cell had arrested them six months back for running a human trafficking racket.
"They managed to secure their release from jail in connivance with of the some officials of Ludhiana jail and Punjab Police on October 31 and November 2, respectively, on the basis of forged production warrants," said Shibesh Singh, additional deputy commissioner of police (special cell).
Police said Sharma was involved in 23 cases of cheating, forgery, criminal breach of trust, attempt to murder and wrongful confinement registered at various police stations in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.
Singh added that on October 13, a Delhi court had ordered that Sharma, Alam and other three accused to be lodged in Tihar, and not Ludhiana. Later, it was learnt that all the accused managed to return to Ludhiana jail despite the court order.
During interrogation, Sharma told the police that he had planned to evade the trial of MCOCA case and other cases pending in various courts in India and flee the country.
First Published: Nov 11, 2010 00:09 IST