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Nature’s call to freedom? Four cops suspended as undertrial flees from custody

Those facing departmental probe are Inspector Mahinder Singh, head constable Akhtar Khan, senior constable Vikram and driver Brijmohan.

punjab Updated: Feb 08, 2018 13:36 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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As per the police, Yodha Singh escaped from Khanna where he requested the police personnel to stop the vehicle as he needed to pee.(HT File/Representative image )

Four police personnel were suspended after an accused in three carjacking and robbery cases escaped from police custody.

Yodha Singh, 24, who was arrested by the crime branch of Chandigarh police on January 6, for committing three carjackings and robberies at gunpoint in December last year, escaped from custody when he was being brought back from a court hearing in Faridkot on Tuesday night.

“A departmental probe has been initiated against the four policemen. Efforts are on to arrest the accused,” said Eish Singhal. superintendent of police (SP) (Headquarters).

Chandigarh Police has lodged a complaint with Khanna police and also suspended the four police personnel with immediate effect.

Those facing departmental probe are Inspector Mahinder Singh, head constable Akhtar Khan, senior constable Vikram and driver Brijmohan.

As per the police, Yodha Singh escaped from Khanna where he requested the police personnel to stop the vehicle as he needed to pee. Sources said the police party, comprising a sub-inspector (SI), two head constables and one constable, stopped the vehicle at a petrol pump from where Yodha managed to flee.

Chandigarh Police has lodged a complaint with Khanna police and also suspended the four police personnel with immediate effect. The four were posted at Sector 26 police lines. On December 11, 2017, Yodha, who hails from Bhoepur village in Jalandhar district,and Lovepreet had robbed the driver of a Ritz at gunpoint near Kaimbwala. On December 17, Yodha and his gang robbed a car near Sector 46. On December 24, Yodha and his gang kidnapped Jai Ram and Sanjeev Kumar and dumped them after robbing them of Rs 25,000. On January 5 this year, Yodha kidnapped and robbed Raghwander Kumar and Rakam Singh.

First Published: Feb 08, 2018 13:35 IST