Bhubaneswar: A massive operation has been launched by Commissionerate Police to trace gangster Hyder, who escaped from SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack on Saturday.
The Commissionerate Police officials are in touch with senior officials of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Kolkata police and stress is being given to nab the gangster based on intelligence inputs.
However, the cops are still clueless about the whereabouts of the gangster who managed to give APR constable a slip even though the search operations continued till early morning today.
Police Commissioner Saumendra Priyadarshi, who held a closed-door meeting with senior officials including Cuttack DCP Prateek Singh last night, said that a core team has been constituted to nab the gangster who is now on the run.
Over four special teams have also been formed in this regard, police said.
“We are keeping a close surveillance and constituted a core team comprising senior officials who were part of investigation of old cases related to Hyder and Tito,” said Priyadarshi.
The Police Commissioner further said that a recent photograph of Hyder has been circulated among the SPs of border districts including Balasore and Mayurbhanj apart from the senior officials of neighbouring Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts.
Hyder reported escaped from ward No 5 of the surgery ward of SCB after overpowering an APR guard who was on his security duty. He was lodged in Sambalpur circle jail and was shifted to SCB a couple of days back after undergoing preliminary treatment for some illness from Vimsar, Burla.
A staff-nurse on duty at the ward where Haider was admitted in SCB informed, “I last saw him (Hyder) when I went to the ward to administer medicine & there were 4 to 5 people & security guard nearby but when I visited again at 5.30 pm, the guard was sleeping & the patient was missing.