A pickpocket who was arrested and produced in court on Thursday, escaped from his police escort in front of the Namakkal sub-jail on Trichy Road.
Superintendent of Police Pravesh Kumar said that the accused, Rajamohammed (26) was arrested by Velagoundampatti police.
Constables Babu and Francis escorted him to the court on Thursday and Rajamohammed was remanded. The SP said that just before the accused was imprisoned in the sub-jail on Thursday evening, he reportedly sought permission from the escort police to wash his hands and slipped away when the constables were careless for a brief moment.
Namakkal police filed a case against Rajamohammed for escaping from custody and are on the look out for him. Mr. Pravesh Kumar said that the accused could not be traced till Friday evening and added that the search has been intensified. The search team has also tried tracking him in the nearby districts.