Berhampur: An undertrial prisoner, allegedly involved in 40 criminal cases, escaped Tuesday by scaling the wall of a special sub-jail at Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district, a senior police officer said.
“It seems Babu Nayak escaped from the rear of the jail using a rope ladder, with help from outsiders,” senior superintendent of Berhampur circle jail BB Patnaik said.
“Nayak, who was housed in the jail since August last year, was wanted in at least 40 different cases, including a bank dacoity at Manitara,” he said.
The details of his escape will be available only after a thorough inquiry, Patnaik said.
“We have intensified search to re-arrest Nayak,” said sub divisional police officer (SDPO), Bhanjanagar, Utkal Keshari Das.
All nearby police stations have been asked to maintain a strict vigil on the movement of Nayak in their respective areas.