Udaipur: Silvester, an alleged accomplice of Soharabuddin Sheikh, escaped from the custody of Gujarat Police after being produced in a local court in Udaipur.
“The accused Silvester alias Dipu was produced in a local court by a team of Gujarat Police and was being taken back to Gujarat when he managed to escape from their custody,” IG-Udaipur range Govind Gupta said.
Dipu escaped when the police vehicle in which he was being taken to Gujarat broke down near Reti area last night, he said.
On the pretext of going to the toilet, Dipu managed to escape from the scene, he said.
However, reports from Vadodara said that Dipu escaped when the police party stopped on the highway for tea.
A complaint in this regard has been registered in a Rajasthan police station.
Silvester was an accused in a firing case at the office of Popular builders in Ahmedabad for ransom. He could have been an important witness for CBI which is investigating the Soharabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.
A team of police officers from Vadodara will be soon be sent to Rajasthan to nab Dipu.
Sheikh was killed in an alleged fake encounter. Fourteen policemen including three IPS officers are behind bars in the encounter case.