Theft accused flees from Nalasopara police lock-up by breaking tin roof

Theft accused flees from police lock-up in Nalasopara by breaking tin roof
Accused Rizwan Manir

A 28-year-old accused in a theft case allegedly escaped from the lock-up of the Nalasopara police station on Saturday morning by breaking through the roof.

Rizwan Manir, a resident of Dahisar, was arrested by the Palghar local crime branch at around 6 pm on Friday in connection with a theft case registered with the Valiv police in Nalasopara (East) in 2012.

Rizwan had been charged under sections 379 (theft) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and kept in police lock-up following the arrest.

According to an official, the accused broke the tin roof of the lock-up and fled around 5:30 am on Saturday morning.

Officials came to know about his escape around 7:30 am, when cops on night duty went for their routine round of the lock-up.

A search operation has been launched to arrest the accused, said a police official.

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