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Posted at: Jun 19, 2017, 1:49 AM; last updated: Jun 19, 2017, 1:49 AM (IST)

DGP (Prisons) marks probe

Ambala jail employees under the police scanner

Mobile recovered from hospital

  • The Panchkula police have also recovered a mobile phone from the Panchkula hospital. Sources said the phone belonged to one of the three armed men. Around 18 calls were made between 10 am and 11 am on June 17 from that phone. The police are checking the call records of the phone, the sources said.
  • Constable rewarded for bravery
  • KP Singh, Director General of Police (Prisons), on Sunday visited the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, and met Constable Rakesh, who fought with the accused on Saturday. KP Singh gave him a cash reward of Rs 11,000 and a certificate for his bravery.

Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 18

A day after the escape of undertrial Deepak Kumar from the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, the role of the Ambala jail staff has come under the scanner.

KP Singh, Director General of Police (Prisons), has marked a probe to Dr Harish Kumar, Additional Inspector General of Prisons, and directed him to submit a report on lapses, if any, on the part of the Ambala jail staff.

Yesterday, three armed men had fired into the air, used pepper spray on the hospital staff and the police and freed Deepak Kumar, who was brought from the Ambala jail to the Panchkula hospital for a medical examination.

Sources said Deepak was undergoing treatment in the dispensary inside the Ambala jail for pain in his knees. Recently, he was brought to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, Chandigarh, where doctors gave him a date for August. However, yesterday, he was brought to the Panchkula hospital for an MRI from where his gang members freed him from police custody.

A senior Haryana Police official said the way Deepak ran from police custody and jumped the hospital wall indicated that there was no pain in his knees. The role of the Ambala jail staff and even the Panchkula hostipal staff is under the scanner. The police have got some leads and would soon arrest the accused, the official said.

Joginder Kumar brought on production warrant 

The Panchkula police have brought Joginder Kumar on a production warrant from the Ambala jail to Panchkula. Joginder was involved in a number of robberies in Punjab and Haryana along with Deepak Kumar, who escaped from police custody. A senior Panchkula police official said as the escape was planned inside the Ambala jail, Joginder must have been a part of it. The Panchkula police got his remand on Sunday. 

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