Bhubaneswar: Six police officials have been suspended after gangster Hyder escaped from SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, said an official on Sunday.
Sambalpur Superintendent of Police B Gangadhar suspended 6 personnel including 1 havildar and 5 constables, who were deployed for the security of the gangster.
The six police personnel included — Ramesh Chandra Dehury (Havildar), Mohammad Mousum (Constable), Bulbul Sahu (Constable), Deepak Sahu (Constable), Umakanta Behera (Constable) and Sudhansu Majhi (Constable).
Twin City Police Commissioner Saumendra Priyadarshi informed that surveillance has been increased to nab Hyder.
Efforts are on to nab the criminal at the earliest, he said.
Gangster Hyder, who is convicted and sentenced to life in connection with two murder cases, was undergoing treatment at the SCB Hospital in Cuttack since March 23.