Two under-trials escape from Ghaziabad court lock-up

August 5th, 2008 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, Aug 5 (IANS) Two under-trials gave police the slip when they escaped from the lock-up inside the district courts, here Tuesday. The incident happened about 11.45 am, shortly after the under-trials were brought to the district courts for a hearing.

Manoj and Inderpal Singh reportedly cut the iron grill of a window located at the rear of the lock-up, in which other under-trials were also lodged, and escaped.

The two are facing murder charges in a 2006 land dispute case. Seven other people have been charged in the case.

Apart from Manoj and Inderpal Singh, Kiranpal, Kale, Pappu, Aneesh, Banti, Jitendra and Rampul Sharma have been accused for murdering four people. Manoj and Inderpal were arrested from Meerut last year and are facing charges under sections 147, 148 and 302 of the IPC.

An enquiry has been ordered into the jail-break.

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