13 juvenile inmates escape from Noida remand home
The police have informed to conduct a massive search operation for their apprehension but are yet to trace them.
The police added that a total of 72 inmates from Meerut observation home had been shifted to Noida out of which 13 succeeded <g data-gr-id="40">to flee on Wednesday morning</g>.
The inmates made ropes using clothes and jumped off from the window after breaking it. When policemen on duty tried to stop them, juveniles thrashed some of them also. Police said the
inmates, hailing from Ghaziabad, Hapur and Gautam Buddh Nagar districts, had shifted to Noida on Thursday evening as there was a law-and-order crisis at Meerut where they were earlier lodged.
They used to indulge in regular fights with other inmates giving the authorities a tough time. Superintendent of Police (City) Dinesh Yadav said these absconding inmates were lodged in government shelter home under the sections of murder, rape, robbery, loots for Indian Penal Code.
“We have lodged an FIR against these inmates at Phase-II police station. One of them has been apprehended and efforts are on to trace the remaining prisoners,” said Yadav.
The SP, however, said that the Noida’s observation centre was open for minor prisoners of the three districts — Ghaziabad, Hapur and Gautam Buddh Nagar but it is not ready yet from <g data-gr-id="33">security</g> perspective.
“We had suggested Meerut officials to take the decision of shifting them later due to lack of security <g data-gr-id="35">measures</g> but they took permission from the UP government to shift them,” added Yadav.