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Assam: One Prisoner Escape From Tamulpur Primary Health Centre

As per reports, the Tamulpur police had arrested both the duo over the charges of alleged drug possession in the district.

Assam: One Prisoner Escape From Tamulpur Primary Health Centre

Sentinel Digital Desk

Guwahati: Two prisoners who were brought to Tamulpur Primary Health Centre (PHC) for a medical check-up managed to escape from police in Assam's Tamulpur district here on Friday.

However, reportedly, the police caught him as one of the prisoners with the help of local people while the other managed to escape. with handcuffs still on.

The prisoner who successfully escaped from police custody has been identified as Juma Brahma while the other one who was caught again is Salim.

As per reports, the Tamulpur police had arrested both the duo over the charges of alleged drug possession in the district.

Recently on August 4, in a similar incident, three under trial prisoners fled from the district jail located at Diphu in Assam's Karbi Anglong following the security lapse and heavy rain on Tuesday night.

The three prisoners identified as Abdul Ainul, Idris Ali, and Ajmir were kept in an isolation ward after testing positive for COVID-19.

Of these three prisoners, Abdul was apprehended in connection with a theft case while the other two were nabbed in a drug peddling case.

''The accused tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday following which they were kept in an isolation room. It was raining heavily on Tuesday night and there was no power supply at that time. They took advantage and fled by breaking the window of the room where they were kept in isolation,'' TOI quoted Jail Superintendent Tapan Kumar Chutia.

However, Jail Superintendent didn't comment anything on about the security lapse.

Speaking over the same, IG (prisons) Barnali Sharma had asserted that the matter would be investigated as to how the accused managed to flee away from the jail despite there being enough security.

She also added that if any officials are found guilty action will be taken against them.

Meanwhile, the State Government has decided to remit the sentences of 18 prisoners of three different categories on August 15.

Also read: Assam: 10 Bangladeshi Nationals Sent Back To Bangladesh From Karimganj Border

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