Jammu, Jun 19: A 28-year-old man arrested for creating nuisance, today escaped the police custody, later jumped into River Chenab and was feared drowned in Akhnoor area here on city outskirts.
Raj Kumar alias Kaka, son of Bari Ram, resident of Daskal, Akhnoor was booked and arrested on a complaint lodged by his family members that he used to create nuisance in inebriated condition, police here said.
“He was in custody under section 107/55 of RPC for creating nuisance under the influence of liquor,” police said.
They said that he asked for attending nature’s call this afternoon but taking an advantage, he escaped from the police custody.
“The policemen launched a hot chase to apprehend him but he jumped into Chenab from Jio Potha Ghat,” an eye witness said.
They said that cops acted swiftly and launched search operation but his body was not found and he was feared drowned.
“We have initiated action against the sentry identified as Constable Saddam Hussain, who was deployed with the accused and he has been arrested under relevant sections,” a senior police officers said.
Meanwhile family and relatives of the victim staged protest outside Police Station Akhnoor and blocked the road.