One more held for helping Bhanwari case accused escape

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 23:39

Jodhpur: Jodhpur police on Wednesday arrested one more person in connection with the June 14 shoot-out at the court premises here, which facilitated the escape of an accused in the Bhanwari Devi murder case.

"Raju Ram from Palli village of Lohawat tehsil was arrested this morning in connection with the escape of Kailash Jakhar," DCP (East) Rahul Prakash told reporters here.

With this, the total number of arrests in connection with Jakhar`s escape has gone up to 11.

Jakhar escaped from police custody from Jodhpur court premises, where he was taken for trial in some other case, when his accomplices opened fire to create panic.

Police has identified close to 30 persons in connection with the incident on the basis of the interrogation of those who have already been arrested, Prakash said, adding further probe is on.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 23:38

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