Sonepur: An accused who was arrested in a theft case, escaped from the police van near Sonepur block Chhak on Friday evening.
According to sources, Deogaon police on receiving information about a thief reached the spot and arrested a youth on charges of stealing wire. The accused was arrested and was being taken in a PCR van to Sambalpur from Bolangir.
Meanwhile, the accused gave the cops a slip near Sonepur block Chhak when the police halted the vehicle near a tea shop.
Reportedly, police have launched a probe while efforts to nab the accused is underway, sources added.