Karachi: ‘Negligent’ policeman gets bail in UTP escape case
KARACHI: A judicial magistrate on Tuesday granted bail to a policeman in a case pertaining to the escape of an undertrial prisoner.
Police Constable Inayat Ali has been booked and arrested for showing negligence following the escape of an undertrial prisoner from the city court’s lock-up under mysterious circumstances on Monday evening.
On Tuesday, the City Courts police station produced the policeman before Judicial Magistrate (south) Inayatullah Bhutto for remand. However, the magistrate granted him bail against a surety bond of Rs30,000.
According to the FIR, UTP Malik Altaf was confined to the Karachi central prison in an attempted murder case registered at the Gulberg police station. The accused was brought to the city courts from prison on Monday for the hearing of his case before the district and sessions court (central).
However, the accused somehow managed to escape. Surprisingly, the staff of the lock-up remained unaware about his escape till the evening when the last UTP van was about to leave, it added.
However, a lone policeman posted at the gate of the lock-up was booked in the case since officials believed that the UTP had managed to slip out of the lock-up through its gate by dodging the policeman.
A case (FIR 96/11) was registered under Sections 224 (resistance or obstruction by a person to his lawful apprehension) and 225 (resistance or obstruction to lawful apprehension of another person) of the Pakistan Penal Code.