Jammu: A person arrested on charges of abducting a girl today gave the police a slip after assaulting a cop here, official sources said here. Jan Alam, arrested from Uttar Pradesh, was brought to Jewel Chowk area for onward journey to Kashmir valley where he was to be produced in connection with the abduction of a Kashmiri girl.

However, the accused hit one of the policemen who were escorting him and escaped while the other personnel were taking a tea break. A manhunt has been launched to trace Alam, they said.