Accused kidnapper escapes police custody in Ganderbal

A youth accused of kidnapping a girl escaped from police custody on Friday in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.

An official said that Mohammad Saleem Dar (21) son of Mohammad Maqbool Dar, a resident of Anchar, Soura, Srinagar, was arrested in an FIR under section 363 RPC registered at police station Ganderbal on a complaint.

“The accused was arrested in a kidnapping case day before. He was taken to the district court Ganderbal for remand, when he managed to escape,” Senior Superintendent of Police Ganderbal Khalil Ahmed Poswal told Greater Kashmir.

The SSP said that the police have launched a manhunt to nab the accused.