Accused escapes from hospital: 2 police personnel suspended

Accused escapes from hospital: 2 police personnel suspended

Two police personnel were suspended for dereliction of duty after an accused escaped from a private hospital here where he was under treatment for injuries sustained during the incident related to vandalizing of the tollgate at Brahmarakootlu last week.

The Brahmarakootlu toll booth was in controversy since its inception with various organizations staging protests to shift it from its present location. The toll gate issue turned violent on April 26 and the protesters vandalized the booth.

Police on getting information that Mohammed Shamir, one of the accused, was being treated in a private hospital in the city had posted their personnel to arrest him immediately on discharge. The accused, however, escaped, police sources said.

Bantwal police circle inspector Rajashekhar Mistri and Shesappa, the constable who was on duty at the hospital, were suspended for dereliction of duty, police said.

Cases had been filed against about 25 persons in connection with the vandalism, they said.

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