Uttar Pradesh: 2 Inmates Escape From Custody While Police Constables Watch Video on Phone
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Two inmates of Fatehgarh district jail with 15 and 13 cases registered against them fled from police custody while returning from Bulandshahr district court after a hearing.

Reportedly, the police constables responsible for getting the two criminals to the court were watching videos on their phone when the inmates fled away.

Rupendra Singh and Ajay Chauhan, residents of Bulandshahr, were lodged at the Fatehgarh district jail and the incident took place on Tuesday night around 8-9 pm, according to a report in The Times of India.

The three police constables, Krishna Kumar, Rajeev Kumar and Sudhir Kumar along with the driver Kunwar Lal Pal, left for Bulandshahr district court along with the two inmates in an SUV.

According to the police, the two inmates, Rupendra Singh and Ajay Chauhan, managed to jump out of the car while the constables were busy watching videos on their smartphone.

The police added that the vehicle slowed near a village as it had big potholes.But the two inmates managed to free their hands and then jumped out of the vehicle. They ran near a field and went out of police reach, said the report. Noida Cops Suspended for 'Indiscipline & Casual Attitude' After They Failed to Recognise DGP OP Singh's Vehicle.

The police constables tried to contact local police at Aliganj but the two inmates could not be found. The three constables have been suspended for negligence during duty and an inquiry is underway to know if the undertrials were allowed to escape on purpose.