An accused man in a theft case fled from Nallasopara police station lock-up after tearing tin sheets roof with his bare hands. The man who fled the general lock-up at Nallasopara police has been identified as Rizwan Maniyar (28). He is a resident of Thakurpada in Dahisar.
The local crime branch of the Palghar police arrested Maniyar on Thursday. Maniyar was produced in court and remanded in police custody, after which he was lodged in the general lock-up at Nallasopara station on Friday evening.
On Saturday morning, the Nallasopara police found out that Maniyar had escaped from the jail and have now registered a case of escaping from lawful custody against Maniyar. The police have launched a hunt for him by making inquiries in his locality and among his friends.
A wireless alert has been sent to the Thane, Thane Rural and Mumbai Police commissionerates, along with his his picture is being circulated on WhatsApp groups.
“The roof of the lock-up is made up of tin sheets. The accused tore two of the sheets loose, climbed up through the gap, and jumped to the ground, after which he ran away,” said Additional Superintendent of Police Yogesh Kumar, Palghar police.
Kumar further added that the police has initiated an inquiry into the state of the lock-up to find out how the accused was able to pry the roof loose with his bare hands.