Two cops booked after undertrial escapes with handcuffs

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Moga, Apr 17 (UNI) Moga district police has registered a case against two police officials following escape of an undertrial in handcuffs from their custody last night.

Head constable Ashwani Kumar and constable Dalbir Singh were booked on charges of negligence of the duty after undertrial Kuldeep Singh fled from the Punjab Roadways bus stand yesterday after pushing them.

Interestingly, the undertrial lodged in the Central jail, Ludhiana, was brought here for production in a court of Judicial Magistrate, in a similar case of escape from custody in 2005 when he had escaped near here while being taken back from Faridkot to Ludhiana.

Yesterday, when the policemen arrived with him at the bus stand from the court to board a Ludhiana-bound bus, the accused after pusing back the policemen escaped with handcuffs from the bus stand.

However, instead of immediately informing the police at nearby Moga police station, they went back to Ludhiana police station and informed Moga police late last night.

The Moga police booked a case against the cops, suspecting foul play and negligence on the part of the policemen as it was difficult for an undertrial to escape with handcuffs, police sources said.


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