In a video which has gone viral on social media, an accused booked under POCSO Act for allegedly attempting to rape a minor girl in Mitauli area in UP’s Lakhimpur Kheri district is seen running frantically to escape police custody while a policeman gives chase.
#WATCH Lakhimpur Kheri: An accused, who was sent to Police custody after being booked under POCSO Act, flees from a petrol pump while the vehicle in which he was being taken to police station was being refuelled. (13.09.2020) pic.twitter.com/nyhiemlLey— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 14, 2020
Lakhimpur Kheri police confirmed that two policemen, who were shifting the accused Hiralal to Lakhimpur district jail on a bike, had stopped at a petrol pump for refuelling when the accused jumped off and escaped with handcuffs on. Several police teams are now searching for the accused who was booked under section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and relevant sections of the POCSO Act.
Police force from three Police stations have been deployed and combing is being done. I believe, we will catch him soon. Probe will be done, as far as the negligence of Police is concerned. Strict action will be take against the guilty: ASP Lakhimpur Kheri, Arun Kumar Singh https://t.co/vVGQp0pMqD pic.twitter.com/SfERHmtsoN— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 14, 2020
Condemning the incident, ASP Lakhimpur Kheri Arun Kumar Singh said: “Police force from three Police stations have been deployed and combing is being done. I believe we will catch him soon. A probe will be done, as far as the negligence of Police is concerned. Strict action will be taken against the guilty.”
The Lakhimpur Kheri police today updated that the POCSO accused named Hiralal, who had fled yesterday from police custody near a petrol pump, has been arrested today. The police have also informed that an FIR has been registered against the constable and a Home Guard jawan who were bringing the accused in a motorcycle.