The attempt was to recreate the crime scene and understand how one of the prisoners managed to escape from custody earlier this month, after assailants attacked the police station in Behror where he was being held armed with AK-47 assault rifles and other semi-automatic weapons. The gangster who escaped was a suspect in various crimes across the state.
The sight of the prisoners came as a shock to onlookers, as the inmates were taken around handcuffed and wearing only their underwear.
— ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2019
In videos on social media, the inmates were seen being taken around in a market, hemmed in by police as onlookers recorded the parade.
Police said the parade was part of an investigation.
— tribhuvun (@tribhuvun) September 22, 2019
— Himanshu Mahawar (@HimanshuMahaw10) September 22, 2019
Many on social media wanted to know how police could violate the principle of keeping inmates identity anonymous.
— Desh bhakt (@Vikas22239011) September 23, 2019
— Renu Vashistha (@Renu_Questing) September 23, 2019
— Mahipal Singh (@mahipalseervi11) September 22, 2019
But others hailed it as an innovative way to shame the culprits.
— Anil Paul (@AnilVegomega) September 22, 2019
— true caller (@the1nation) September 23, 2019