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Murder Accused Absconding From Angul Court Premises Arrested

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06 January 2019

Diptanshu Dash

Angul: An under-trial prisoner (UTP), who had escaped from Angul court premises in May last year while being taken for a hearing in connection with the murder of four persons, has been nabbed by the police on Saturday.

The accused identified as Jhasaketan Rout had been arrested by Angul Police on February 12, 2016 in connection with murder of two persons. During interrogation, he had confessed of two other murders.

Reportedly on May 18, 2018, he was brought to the court for a hearing on the two cases. He managed to flee from there by breaking the asbestos roofing of a urinal inside the court premises.

Following it a police personnel had been suspended and arrested subsequently. In order to nab Rout, Angul Police formed special squads, which conducted raids at various places.

Finally, acting on a tip off, police conducted raids at Samantarapalli village in the district and nabbed Rout.

It was revealed that after absconding from the court premises, he was staying at various places outside Odisha and since last two months had moved to the village with a fake identity and giving tuitions.

Angul SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra said Rout will be court forwarded and police will apply for his remand to find out involvement of other persons in the case, who were harbouring him or helping him financially since his escape.