JORHAT, May 20 - A youth arrested by Jorhat Police on charges of battery theft on Saturday today reportedly fled from the lock-up of the Jorhat Police Station.
A police source stated that Papu Singh (23), along with a minor, was nabbed on Saturday night near a shopping mall besides the KB Road here and later arrested by police for their alleged involvement in theft of batteries from vehicles.
The source said that a local judicial magistrate before whom Singh was produced on Sunday, had remanded him to police custody for three days while the minor was produced before the District Juvenile Justice Board and sent to the Child Observatory Home on the Lichubari outskirts here.
Singh this morning managed to give a slip to the policeman on guard at the lock-up and managed to escape from the Jorhat Police Station, the source said.
When contacted, the Officer-in-Charge of the Jorhat Police Station, Ranjit Chetia, confirmed the incident and said that efforts were on to apprehend Singh.