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Accused who fled custody as policemen refuel vehicle at Uttar Pradesh petrol station nabbed

A man booked under the POSCO Act fled from police custody after the vehicle in which he was being taken to the police station stopped at a petrol station in Lakhimpur Kheri to refuel on Sunday.

ANI | Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh) | Updated: 14-09-2020 18:03 IST | Created: 14-09-2020 18:03 IST
Accused who fled custody as policemen refuel vehicle at Uttar Pradesh petrol station nabbed
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Lakhimpur Kheri, Arun Kumar Singh speaking to the reporters. (Photo/ANI). Image Credit: ANI

A man booked under the POSCO Act fled from police custody after the vehicle in which he was being taken to the police station stopped at a petrol station in Lakhimpur Kheri to refuel on Sunday. A video of the incident shows the accused fleeing from the petrol pump. Teams from three police stations were deployed in a combing operation post which the man was nabbed today.

An FIR has been registered against the Constable and Home Guard jawan who were accompanying him. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Lakhimpur Kheri, Arun Kumar Singh told reporters that the accused pushed one of the police personnel and ran away from the petrol station, when the vehicle stopped to refuel at a petrol station.

"As far as the negligence of Police is concerned, strict action will be taken against the guilty," he added. (ANI)


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