4 prisoners freed from police custody by armed men

Alwar: Four undertrials were on Tuesday freed from police custody by a group of 12 armed men from outside a court here, police said.

A police team had brought the prisoners in a vehicle to the sessions court at Tijara in connection with a loot case.

As soon as the undertrials alighted from the police vehicle, the armed men, who were waiting outside the court, surrounded them and took them away in a jeep, a senior police officer said.

The men also opened fire in the air to create panic, he said.