A textile mill owner and his wife who were in the custody of the Andhra Pradesh police on execution of a warrant were freed from police custody at the District Sessions Court complex by a group on Friday.
According to sources, a police team from Karimnagar in Andhra Pradesh had come to arrest textile mill owner Ram Mohan and his wife Padma Priyadarshini in a case of cheating to a tune of Rs. 54 lakh based on a complaint from a cotton merchant in Andhra Pradesh.
The team entered the house of the couple at Krishna Colony in Singanallur and on facing resistance took the help of local police.
The Singanallur police assisted in taking them into custody.
They were later taken to the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court in District Sessions Court Complex. Even as the police were waiting for getting the transit warrant orders for taking the couple to Andhra Pradesh, the couple showed signs of swooning.
Meanwhile, a group of persons, who came in a private hospital ambulance, overpowered the police personnel and took them away in the ambulance.
Later, the couple were found admitted in a nearby private hospital and had managed to give a slip from there.
The police team from Andhra Pradesh searched for the couple in the nearby hospitals as well as at the house of the couple in Singanallur and later lodged a complaint.
By the time the ambulance would have made its way out of the city, police said.
The Andhra Pradesh police team have informed their higher officials and are waiting for a breakthrough while the Coimbatore Police are searching for the couple based on a complaint filed by the Andhra Pradesh police team with the Race Course Police.
The Race Course Police have registered a case under sections 224 (escaping from police custody) and 323 (assault) of Indian Penal Code.