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Undertrial escapes from police custody

Panjim: An under-trial lodged in Colvale Central Jail in North Goa escaped from police custody on Wednesday, with the help of his accomplices.

According to police, Vivek Kumar Gautam, who originally hails from Uttarakhand and is accused of robbery, escaped from police custody while returning from a medical check-up.
He escaped with the help of his two accomplices who sprayed pepper and fired warning shots to stop the police escorting him.

Police said Gautam complained of pain in stomach and uneasiness. He was taken to a hospital in Mapusa.

Search to nab the three accused had been intensified, police said, adding it was a pre-planned move.

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