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Undertrial prisoner escapes after court hearing, 3 cops held

Undertrial prisoner escapes after court hearing, 3 cops held

An undertrial allegedly escaped from custody after his court

Batala: An undertrial allegedly managed to escape from custody after his court hearing here following which three police personnel were arrested for dereliction of duty, an official said on Tuesday.

Undertrial prisoner Supreet Singh alias Harry, lodged in Central Jail Amritsar, was brought to the court here for hearing in a criminal case on Monday, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Batala, Inderbir Singh said.

Harry managed to escape after the hearing, he said.

ASI Satrnam Singh, head constable Narinder Kumar and Mandip Singh were later arrested on the charge of dereliction of duty, the SSP said, adding a case has been registered against them.

first published:June 23, 2015, 22:51 IST