Guns in fruit packet, two convicts open fire in Etawah court campus, 1 flees

The history-sheeters, Sunder Singh and his brother Jitendra, were handed over a bag containing fruits by their associate.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published:September 11, 2016 4:54 am

Chaos prevailed in the Etawah court campus after two history-sheeters lodged in jail for a murder case and brought to court for a hearing opened fire indiscriminately, with one of them managing to escape Friday afternoon. The history-sheeters, Sunder Singh and his brother Jitendra, were handed over a bag containing fruits by their associate when a constable was escorting them to the court lock-up. The bag contained two pistols. The man who handed over the bag to the criminals threw chilli powder in the constable’s eyes.

Sunder and Jitendra had been lodged in Etawah district jail since June this year, after the duo allegedly shot dead Samajwadi Party worker Rajveer Singh Yadav at Nagla Kathori village in Chaubia police station area. Sunder escaped from custody while Jitendra was caught by the constable and others.

“Around 2 pm, when constable Sageer Ahmed was escorting the two accused back to the court lock-up after the hearing, a youth walked close to them and handed over a bag, saying there were bananas inside for them,” said SHO, Civil Lines Police Station, Rohit Tiwari.

“The constable had walked a few steps when the unidentified youth suddenly threw chilli powder at Sageer Ahmed’s face, forcing him to leave the two accused. Sunder and Jitendra picked out pistols from the bag and started firing indiscriminately. Sunder escaped while firing in the air, and Jitendra was caught by nearby people and the constable,” added the SHO. Police rushed to the court and recovered a countrymade pistol and 10 cartridges from Jitendra.

“During questioning, Jitendra said that the youth who gave them the bag was Sunder’s aide Sarvendra Yadav,” said the SHO. An FIR has been lodged against Jitendra Singh, Sunder Singh and the unidentified person at the Civil Lines police station. Additional SP, Etawah, Ram Kishun said that they heavy police force, including PAC, was deployed at Rajveer Singh’s village.