Cuttack: Notorious gangster Sheikh Hyder escaped from SCB Medical College and Hospital where he was undergoing treatment under police custody today evening.
Hyder was admitted to the SCB hospital 12 days back after being referred by VIMSAR hospital in Burla. He was undergoing treatment at Cabin no-5 of the SCB hospital’s surgery department.
Reportedly, one armed security guard was on duty today near Cabin no 5 where Haider was undergoing treatment. The security guard was reportedly was given a spiked soft drink by Hyder’s associates. After the guard fell unconscious, the gangster reportedly managed to escape.
Hyder was convicted in a murder case and sentenced lifer. He was lodged at the Sambalpur Circle Jail.
Meanwhile, the Jajpur SP and Kendrapara SP were directed to nab the gangster. Also, the Cuttack DCP was asked to trace the gangster.
Cuttack DCP Prateek Singh informed all the teams have been alerted and a massive search operation has been launched to nab Hyder.