Guwahati: An inmate escaped from the custody of Karimganj police while he was brought to the chief judicial magistrate court on Sunday.
The prisoner has been identified as Abdul Wasid.
As per sources, Wasid reportedly went missing after he went to use the washroom in the court.
Following the incident, a case has been registered and further investigation is underway.
However, Police have started a search operation to nab the absconding criminal.
On Saturday, Wasid was arrested by the Karimganj Police. Sources said that he was allegedly involved in many crimes including car theft.
This is the second such case, last year in August too, a prisoner escaped from police custody in Karimganj. The accused, identified as Abdul Mujib, was held under the charges of drugs by Karimganj Police.
Mujib was taken to the district court where he asked for permission to go to the washroom. Taking the advantage of it, the accused fled by breaking the ventilator.