Bengaluru: Search operations were launched by the police to hunt down the 29-year-old murder convict who walked out of the highly secured Bangalore Central Prison at Parappana Agrahara on Friday after eluding security personnel.
Manjunath, housed in the D2 barracks, walked out of the prison by posing as a visitor.
Based on the complaint filed by the Prisons Department, the South division police have formed a team to arrest Manjunath. Police suspect that he could have escaped to Chitradurga, his home town.
Police have also questioned Manjunath’s relatives. “We have some clues on his whereabouts and are tracking him,” said Rohini Katoch Sepat, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast d ivision).
Suspecting the involvement of insiders, a police officer said that another convict, Anand Kumar, who attacked a policeman in NIMHANS on Saturday, had procured a knife and chilli powder from inside the prison.