Es­caped Puzhal pris­oner had three more cases pend­ing

Ma­nip­u­lates of­fi­cial in re­mis­sion sec­tion of Puzhal jail; hunt be­gins to catch him

The New Indian Express - - CHENNAI -

THE pris­oner, Mo­hammed Sheeran had ap­plied for bail in one of the cases, no­ti­fi­ca­tion of which reached the Puzhal pri­son on Oc­to­ber 4. “He was as­signed to de­liver the or­ders from the ‘tapal’ sec­tion to the re­mis­sion of­fice. While do­ing so, the of­fi­cer in-charge was sign­ing the or­ders and asked him if any other case was pend­ing against him. He lied that no other case was pend­ing. In fact, he had three cases against him - each at Thiru­man­galame, Saidapet and TVK Na­gar - and had not ap­plied for bail in those cases,” said a po­lice source.

The of­fi­cer tak­ing his word signed the or­der with­out check­ing and re­leased him on bail.

But on Wednesday, the re­mis­sion sec­tion of­fi­cers were check­ing the list and found that Mo­hammed had pend­ing cases but was al­ready re­leased. How­ever, the of­fi­cials tried to cover this up and the Thiru­man­galam po­lice formed a spe­cial team to trace the sus­pect. A com­plaint has been lodged in Puzhal pri­son and a hunt is on to trace the sus­pect.

A se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer said. “We are con­duct­ing in­quires and tak­ing mea­sures to trace the sus­pect.”

It may be noted that there have been con­tro­ver­sies plagu­ing the pri­son. Re­gard­ing the lat­est one, Di­na­mani re­ported re­cently that a few in­mates of the pri­son were en­joy­ing lux­u­ries such as cell phones and even branded shoes to play bad­minton.

File pic­ture of Puzhal pri­son

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