Kolkata, 1 October: An under trial prisoner today threw chilli powder into the eyes of a constable of the city police on the Alipore court premises before fleeing.
The accused Ganesh Mallik (30) was arrested in 2011 on charges of robbery. Today around 2.30 pm when he was brought to the court premises along with three others  he threw chilli powder into the constable&’s eyes. The victim sat on the ground rubbing his eyes.  Ganesh untied the rope with which he was attached to the constable. Before the other policemen could do anything, the accused fled the spot. Joint CP (HQ) said they have initiated a probe against the constable.  Police have launched a hunt for the escaped man.                             SNS