Prisoner David caught at Hebbal Flyover after four days

The Sanjaynagar police traced him near the Hebbal Flyover and nabbed him.

Bengaluru: A 26-year-old convict, who had managed to escape from the high security Parappana Agrahara central prisons in a filmy style, was nabbed at Hebbal Flyover on Saturday morning, four days after he hoodwinked the prison staff.

David Kumar alias Arya, a convict in house break theft and robbery cases, got into a tempo that had come to supply vegetable to the prison on Tuesday morning and escaped in it, exposing the lapses in the security at the prison.

On Saturday morning, the Sanjaynagar police traced him near the Hebbal Flyover and nabbed him. Later, he was handed over to the Parappana Agrahara police, where a case was registered in connection with the incident.

DCP (North) T.R. Suresh told DC that they had information that David’s grandmother was earlier staying in Geddalahalli in Sanjayanagar police station limits and the police were expecting him to visit her anytime. “Based on that information, a watch was kept at her house, but he never turned up. We then intensified the search for him and finally nabbed him while he was walking near Hebbal flyover around 10 am on Saturday.”

After escaping from the jail, David managed to get out of the tempo when the driver stopped for a tea break. “After he sneaked inside the tempo and escaped, the tempo driver stopped the vehicle near a tea stall in the Parappana Agrahara area. After the driver and the helper walked away towards the stall, David got out of the tempo and escaped,” an official said. He was reportedly loitering around the railway track in Hebbal for the last three days.

“He was passing time by walking around the track and had plans to visit his grandmother. But he was not aware that his grandmother had vacated the house after he went to the jail. However, a constant watch was kept on that house. Around 8.45 am, an informant alerted constable Manjanna that David was standing near Udayasri Bar in Sanjaynagar. Manjanna, along with head constable Dhanaraj, went to nab him. On seeing the police, David tried to escape but the police chased and nabbed him in a garage,” the official added.

On being questioned he revealed that he had escaped from the jail as he was frustrated for not being released even after serving the jail term. “He was convicted to undergo two years of imprisonment and also levied a penalty of Rs 10,000. He had completed more than two years, but had no money to pay the penalty and his term got extended by an year,” the official said.

The Sanjaynagar police handed over David to the Parapanna Agrahara police, who remanded him to judicial custody in the evening.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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