A detenu escaped from police escort in the early hours here on Saturday. Police sources said the detenu - G. Murali (23), a native of Mayiladuthurai, was involved in robbery cases in Meensuriti police station in Ariyalur district and in Tirupur Rural police station limit.

He was detained under the Goondas Act last month on the order of the Ariyalur Collector. Escorted by police personnel from Tirupur Rural, Murali was taken from the Central Prison here on Friday for producing him before Judicial Magistrate –II court at Tirupur.

He was escorted by a Special Sub Inspector and Head Constable of Tirupur Rural Police while being brought back to the Central Prison. A few metres from the Central Prison main gate leading to the jail, Murali under the pretext of attending nature’s call escaped from the escort personnel. The K.K. Nagar Police has registered a case.

Keywords: Criminal action