A 27-year-old mobile theft suspect allegedly attacked a police constable with an iron rod and escaped from custody at the Crime Branch headquarters in Kanakia, Mira Road near Mumbai, early on Monday morning, police sources said.
The injured Crime Branch constable, Jaykumar Somnath Rathod, is currently hospitalised and receiving medical treatment. The police have launched a manhunt to nab the suspect, an official said.
According to the police sources, the accused, Haifal Kalu Ali (27), a resident of Bhayander, had been apprehended in connection with a mobile theft case by the Crime Branch and was taken in for interrogation on Monday morning. Mira Road Police have filed an FIR against the accused and apprehended him late at night at CST railway station.