Rural authorities on Wednesday reserved two cops on charges of neglect following an accused managed to flee from the police station on Tuesday night.
The constables–Davinder Singh and Akashdeep Singh of Kartarpur police station–were booked under Sections 223 (Escape from confinement or custody negligently suffered by public servant) and 224 (Resistance or obstruction by a man to his lawful apprehension) of IPC.
The accused–Mukesh Kumar of Bara Pind– who fled police custody has been detained by Kartarpur authorities on Monday under Sections 379 (theft) and 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property). The two cops were found sleeping with ASI Joga Singh while the lock of the main door and the prisoner’s cell was open. When contested, the constables failed to justify how the accused was missing from his cell, the ASI stated.
While the absconding accused Mukesh was arrested but the accused cops haven’t joined responsibility and are absconding. Inquiry officer and assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Kulbir Singh stated Investigation is underway and a case was registered on instructions from senior police as the two cops were found negligent in their duty.
Kartarpur authorities SHO Rajeev Kumar couldn’t be reached for comments despite repeated attempts.