Patna, Dec 15: One of those accused of murdering
National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) engineer Satyendra
Dubey, whose death in 2003 sparked a nation-wide outrage,
escaped from the civil court premises here today.
Uday Kumar, one of the three accused of killing Dubey,
escaped after unlocking his handcuffs when he was brought to
the court for examination of a witness, police said.
Kumar escaped from outside the court of Additional
District and Sessions Judge B N Srivastava, where witnesses
were to be examined by the CBI, that is probing the case.
The matter came to light when the judge inquired about
Kumar. A frantic search was made but he could not be found.
The statement of witnesses was put off for a later date,
Police are investigating the matter and efforts are on to
nab Kumar, they said.
Last year, another accused, Mantu Paswan, had escaped
from a court premises but was re-arrested a month later from
Dubey, who had brought to light corruption in the
construction of the golden quadrilateral road project, was
killed and his belongings looted when he was on way to his
residence from the Gaya Railway Station on November 27, 2003.