Hunt on for man who eluded cops at metro

Security personnel claimed he had tried to enter through another gate and even offered a bribe to a house-keeping staff to take his bag inside but the woman refused. File photo

A search is still on for a man who gave the slip to security personnel while trying to enter a metro station here, police said on Wednesday.

According to Metro rail officials, the metal detector at the entrance of the station made an unusual sound on Tuesday as soon as the man sporting a long beard, skull cap, scarf, kurta pyjama and a jacket tried to pass through.

A check revealed he had something hidden around his waist.

When the security men asked him to show what it was, the man fled.

Security personnel claimed he had tried to enter through another gate and even offered a bribe to a house-keeping staff to take his bag inside but the woman refused.

"We've formed four teams to catch the man, assistant commissioner of police Mahant Reddy told PTI.

The four teams, comprising over 20 policemen, have fanned out to different areas, sources privy to the investigation said.

It is learnt that the police were going through CCTV footage to identify the direction in which the man fled.

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