5 Cops Suspended For Prisoner’s Escape In Odisha

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Nayagarh: Superintendent of Police (Nayagarh) Sashi Bhusan Satpathy on Sunday suspended five policemen for dereliction of duty.

The action against the policemen came after an under-trial prisoner (UTP), Tapan Rout, escaped from police custody during a court appearance on August 9.

Sources said Tapan escaped from a police van in the presence of the five suspended cops.

Tapan, who was lodged at Khandapada sub-jail in Nayagarh district, had also escaped police custody twice in the past as well.

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