Sambalpur: The day after gangster Sk Hyder escaped police custody at SCB Medical College and Hospital, Sambalpur SP Battula Gangadhar suspended six police officers.
They are Constables Bulbul Sahu, Deepak Sahu, Md Mousim, Umakant Behera and Sudhansu Majhi and Havildar Ramesh Chandra Dehury. The five policemen and Havildar Dehury were deputed to escort Hyder to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
“The Guard Party will be suspended effective April 11 in connection with the escape of a convict from SCB, Cuttack, April 10. An investigation by the department is scheduled to investigate the matter,” the SP said.
Hyder was sentenced to life in prison and was serving his sentence in Sambalpur Circle Prison. He was brought to the SCB MCH for medical treatment on Saturday.