Assam: Prisoner escapes while being taken to Biswanath Chariali jail

Assam: Prisoner escapes whereas being taken to Biswanath Chariali jail

Guwahati: A prisoner of the Biswanath Chariali district jail on Tuesday escaped from police custody whereas he was being escorted to the jail from Tezpur classes court docket.

The jail inmate, recognized as Bhaskar Jyoti Nath, was being taken to the district jail in a van from the Tezpur classes court docket, which is round 60 kilometers from Biswanath Chariali.

The prisoner, a resident of Tezpur, was convicted in a homicide case and sentenced to 12 years in jail.

The prisoner was earlier housed on the Tezpur central jail and he was produced on the Tezpur session court docket on Tuesday.

A case has additionally been registered in reference to the incident and an investigation is underway, stated a police official.