History-sheeter ‘Pulsar’ Babu of Kasimedu escaped from the Government Stanley Hospital on Sunday, where he was undergoing treatment.
On Saturday, he requested two policemen in-charge of his security to take him outside for refreshments. The policemen took him on a two-wheeler to a tea shop near the hospital.
The accused used the vehicle to escape. Senior police officials are searching for him.
The accused, who has many cases against him, was recently arrested by the Vepery police for robbery and was detained under the Goondas Act. He was admitted to the Government Stanley Hospital due to ill-health.
Action will be taken against the policemen for letting him escape, a senior officer said.