Posted On Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 08:35:13 AM
Swift action by the city police led to the re-arrest of an alleged drug peddler, who had escaped from the general ward of Sassoon General Hospital early Friday morning, within a short time after he gave a slip to the two constables deployed as his escorts.
Kishor Madhukar Londhe (26) of Bibvewadi was nabbed in the afternoon from the same area after the police received a tip off. Londhe was held by the Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) of the city crime branch on July 16 for allegedly possessing a kg of marijuana at Bibvewadi.
A case was lodged against him at the Bibvewadi police station. Londhe was admitted to Sassoon hospital after he complained of weakness. He was handcuffed which remained fastened to the iron rods of the bed.
However, he managed to remove his hand from the handcuff at 6am when one of the constables had gone to toilet while the other was away.
Later, the police conducted a thorough search at Upper Indiranagar near Bibvewadi and nabbed him. Cop sacked for role in Raut escape Suspended police naik Sumersingh Patil, who allegedly facilitated the escape of the prime accused in the Nayana Pujari gang-rape and murder case - Yogesh Raut, was dismissed from the services earlier this week.