2,697 Mumbai jail inmates out on bail missing: RR Patil

Jul 31, 2013, 18:44 IST | Agencies

Mumbaikars have reason to fear for their safety with over 2,500 inmates of Mumbai jails missing while they are out on bail.

As many as 2,697 inmates from Mumbai jails, out on bail, have gone missing, Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil said on Wednesday. 

Patil gave this information in the state assembly, in a written reply to a query by BJP MLA Girish Bapat.

As of June 2013, altogether 2697 absconding accused are yet to be arrested, he said, adding orders have been issued to police to trace and arrest the remaining inmates.

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