Undertrial Escapes Police Custody in Navi Mumbai Dramatic Chase Ensues

An undertrial managed to escape from police custody in Navi Mumbai while being transported back to Taloja jail. Muzahid Gulzar Khan, along with two others, was in custody of Shirur police when he fled during a bathroom break. Efforts are ongoing to recapture Khan.

PTI | Thane | Updated: 08-06-2024 15:38 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 15:38 IST
Undertrial Escapes Police Custody in Navi Mumbai Dramatic Chase Ensues
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An undertrial escaped from police custody while being brought back to Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai, a police official said on Saturday.

Shirur police in Pune district had taken custody of Muzahid Gulzar Khan (28) and two others, who were in jail after being arrested by Khopoli police, in connection with a case it was investigating and were bringing them back to Taloja jail when he escaped, the official said.

A Shirur court had remanded the three in judicial custody and they were being brought back to jail on June 5. Khan told police his stomach was aching and that he immediately needed to urinate. When the police vehicle stopped at Kharghar to allow him to answer nature's call, he jumped into a nullah and fled, the official added.

A constable who jumped into the nullah to nab him suffered injuries, the official stated.

A case was filed as Kharghar police station based on the complaint of the Shirur police team that was bringing back Khan to Taloja jail, and efforts are ongoing to nab him, the official concluded.

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