Liquor peddler escapes from police custody

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Apr 2018 10:01:04



Staff Reporter

Three policemen, including SHO of Misrod police station, have been suspended by the Bhopal Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Dharmendra Choudhary after a liquor peddler they had arrested, escaped from the custody on Wednesday night. It was also alleged that the accused also manhandled the two policemen, who were accompanying the accused at the time of his escape.According to information, the accused has been identified as Prakash Mandal, who was arrested from Jaatkhedi after he was trying to sell illegal liquor in the area. A consignment of liquor worth Rs 30,000 was also seized from his possession by the police.

The hardcore criminal, however, managed to flee from the police station on Wednesday night and when cops could not trace him, the matter reached the SP (South) office.
According to sources, it was at around 8 pm that Mandal complained of uneasiness after which cops allowed him to sit in the cabin of HCM. He later asked to go to toilet and while two policemen, including ASI Hakam Singh and ASI Rajesh Upadhyay accompanied him to the toilet, he manhandled them and fled from the spot. When contacted, SP (South) Rahul Lodha said that the accused was arrested by Misrod police for selling illegal liquor, but he fled from the police custody on Wednesday night. “I received the information
which I then communicated to DIG office from where the suspension order was issued,” Lodha said, adding that when DIG Choudhary came to know about the incident, he issued the suspension orders for the three policemen responsible for it.

The suspended cops include SHO of Misrod police station Ghanshyam Dagi, ASI Hakam Singh and ASI Rajesh Upadhyay.Inspector General (IG) Jaideep Prasad, when contacted, said that the cops should always remain alert and being part of trained force, the cops should have stopped him even if he had attacked them to which both the cops failed.
He said that no such negligence will be tolerated in the cases like this, adding that the accused will soon be arrested.