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Undertrial accused in ex-SAD MLA`s murder case escapes

PTI | Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 17:49

Moga: An undertrail, accused in the murder case of former SAD MLA Malkiat Singh Keetu, escaped from police custody while being taken back from a court.

The accused, Jaspreet Singh Jassa, who was the nephew of Keetu, a former SAD MLA from Barnala escaped from an eatery at Jagraon in Ludhiana district late last night when he was being taken back from a court appearance for his involvement in another case, police said on Saturday.

Jassa, was lodged at high security Nabha jail, along with two other accused was escorted by three head constables.

According to the police, Jassa was freed from hand cuffs while taking meals at a `dhaba` in Jagraon on way back to Nabha jail. He rushed toward GT road and escaped in a car.

All the three head constables have been booked for negligence on duty. Moga SSP Kamaljeet Singh Dhillon said both Jagraon police and Moga police have launched a joint operation to nab Jassa.
Keetu was allegedly shot dead by Jassa and his two other brothers- Harpreet Singh and Gurpreet Singh - at his residence in Bilaspur here on October 29, 2012.
After the incident, all three accused were arrested. The trial in the case was pending in the Session`s court here.

First Published: Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 17:49

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