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Posted at: Jun 9, 2019, 7:05 AM; last updated: Jun 9, 2019, 10:48 AM (IST)

Lock-up escapee nabbed in Delhi

Cops lay hands on mobile theft accused following a tip-off
Lock-up escapee nabbed in Delhi
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Chandigarh, June 8

The police have arrested Mohammad Salim from near the Red Fort in Delhi. Salim (29) had escaped from the lock-up of the Mani Majra police station on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

A resident of Mandoli village in Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh, Salim was brought on product warrant from Model Jail, Burail, in a case of mobile theft registered at the Mani Majra police station on May 26. He was in two-day police remand obtained from the court of Kushal Singla, JMIC, in the case.

After his escape, the police dispatched separate teams to Punjab, Haryana and Delhi under the supervision of Inspector Ranjit Singh, SHO, Mani Majra police station. On a tip-off, cops managed to nab Salim from Delhi today, the police said.

A police official said the lock-up was not properly locked by Constable Sukhpal Singh, who was on sentry duty, following which the suspect opened the its gate and escaped from the door at the rear side of the police station building around 1.30 am.

As soon as the cops present at the police station got to know about the incident, police control room was informed. Various police teams started a search operation in Mani Majra and the nearby areas.

A case under Sections 223 and 224 of the IPC was registered against Constable Sukhpal Singh and Salim at the Mani Majra police station and the constable was suspended. — TNS

Salim was arrested for theft at house

On May 24, the police had arrested Mohammad Salim for a theft at a house in Sector 21 on April 7. Complainant Rohit had reported that two mobile phones, a bag containing Rs 2,000 and his motorcycle, which was parked outside the house, were stolen. A case was registered at the Sector 19 police station.

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