Special Correspondent

VELLORE: A remand prisoner in the Central Jail, Vellore, escaped from police custody on Wednesday night. According to the police, the two policemen, Sozharajan and Shankar, escorted C. Farooq (30) of Old Washermenpet, Chennai, to Chengam for being produced at the court of Judicial Magistrate, Chengam, on Wednesday morning. After the court extended his remand, the policemen escorted him on a bus to Vellore. They got down in Bagayam. Farooq, on the pretext of attending nature’s call, gave them the slip.

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