Puri: In an unusual incident, a person accused in a robbery case fled from police custody while his house was being raided at Kothagarh under Delanga police limits in Odisha’s Puri district today.
According to police sources, one Sanjay Pradhan was detained for his suspected involvement in robbing Rs 5 lakh from Kothagarh panchayat office on June 28.
In order to unearth Pradhan’s possible links in the incident, police today raided his residence. In the meantime, the detainee managed to escape the police station.
On the other hand, police have seized Rs 1.20 lakh from his house. It is suspected that the seized amount is a portion of the robbed money.