Baddan Singh aka Baddo, a criminal facing life sentence for killing a lawyer escaped from the police custody Thursday afternoon while he was being taken to a Ghaziabad court, by taking the cops to a liquor party.
“Baddo took the cops, who were escorting him, to a hotel on Dehli road in Meerut where his accomplices had thrown a liquor party. We have detained seven policemen, including an inspector, but they are still not in their senses. Baddo was lodged in Fatehgarh jail and was on way to a court in Ghaziabad in connection with hearing of a case. Nearly 10 cases, including those of murder and dacoity, are lodged against him. We hope to arrest him soon,” said Nitin Tiwari, Senior Superintendent of Police, Meerut, to The Indian Express.
“Those detained are constables Omveer, Santosh, Sunil, Rajkumar, Bhupinder and Ihetashamam and police inspector of Farrukhabad, Deshraj Tyagi,” said Nitin Tiwari.
“We have sent our Crime Branch officer Sanjay Mishra to collect the report in this connection. We will take action after he files his report,” Anil Kumar Mishra, Farrukhabad Senior Superintendent of Police said.
Baddo was arrested by the Meerut police last year. He was initially kept in Meerut jail for nearly one month after which he was shifted to Fatehgarh jail in Farrukhabad district after the prison authorities apprehended threat to his life from his accomplices.