Tripura police on Friday informed that an undertrial Turkish national, who has been accused of stealing huge amounts of cash by hacking ATMs in Kolkata, Guwahati and Agartala in 2019, fled from police custody.
Police said four cybercriminals — Hakan Zamburakan and Fettah Aldemir, both Turkish nationals, and Mohammad Hannan and Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, both Bangladeshi nationals — were arrested in January last year for stealing cash amounting to lakhs of rupees by hacking ATMs in Kolkata, Guwahati and Agartala.
The four accused were lodged in the Tripura central jail since January last year.
A police officer said that Hakan Zamburakan was taken to the government-run Govind Ballabh Pant Medical College and Hospital in Agartala on Friday as he was feeling unwell. However, he escaped through the toilet of the hospital after deceiving the jail police constables.
The central jail superintendent has sent an urgent message to all the police stations across Tripura to nab the 54-year-old foreign undertrial.
The police are also probing as to how the Turkish national fled from the jail police custody.
The cybercriminals were arrested last January from their hideout in the outskirts of Kolkata.