Two prisoners escape from police custody in Agra

April 12th, 2008 - 5:16 am ICT by admin  

Agra, April 11 (IANS) Two under-trails prisoners escaped from police custody Friday in Uttar Pradesh after throwing red chilly powder in the eyes of policeman escorting them to a court here. The two under-trials were being brought from Firozabad to Agra civil court for a hearing in a robbery case when they managed to flee from the police custody after throwing chilly in the eyes of a police constable.

The police from many surrounding stations were pressed into service to nab them without any success.

The incident was followed by confusion in the Agra court as senior police officials ordered all relatives and friends of prisoners to leave the court premises and the gates were closed and checking of individuals was ordered.

A human rights activist informed IANS that the Agra district jail is filled way beyond capacity and jail authorities have been pleading with the district officials not to send any more people to the jail there.

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