Rawalpindi: Under-trial prisoner escapes
RAWALPINDI, Sept 12: A handcuffed under-trial prisoner involved in heinous crimes escaped from the police custody from outside the court of area magistrate on Monday.
Muhammad Pervez was arrested by the Sadiqabad police for his alleged involvement in four robbery cases. He was taken to the court of Area Magistrate Chaudhary Ismail Tasleem Akhtar by Sub-Inspector Muhammad Aslam and constables Faisal Shah and Muhammad Asif for the hearing of his case when he escaped from the custody.
A senior police official said: “SI Muhammad Aslam was present inside the court, while constables Faisal Shah and Muhammad Asif were guarding Muhammad Pervez and waiting for his call when he, somehow, managed to escape.”
Despite all-out efforts, the policemen guarding the suspected robber failed to trace him.
However, a case for showing negligence was registered against the sub inspector and two constables with the Civil Lines police. The accused cops are yet to be arrested by the police.