Prisoner hoodwinks policemen, walks out of Puzhal to freedom
THIS seems striaght out of a movie. A prisoner who was not supposed to be released manages to escape from Tamil Nadu’s premier jail — the famed Puzhal prison in the city. And how?
A 25-year-old remand prisoner walked out of the prison gates on October 4, despite having a few cases pending against him after he managed to hoodwink the officials in the remission section. What is more suprising is that the incident came to light only after the officials were checking the list almost a week later. Mohammed Sheeran of Royapettah who has more than 30 cases pending against him, most of them thefts, was lodged in the prison on September 18.
The prisoner applied for bail in just one case and the notification reached the prison on Oct 4. When he was asked by the officials in the remission section whether he had any other pending cases, he said no. “He lied saying no. In fact, he had three cases against him and had not applied for bail in those cases,” said a police source.