Chennai, November 29 (IANS): Two South Korean nationals, who were arrested in a rupee crore GST evasion case, escaped custody in Tamil Nadu’s Chengalpattu district last month, flew to Manipur and allegedly left India, according to police sources mentioned.
Police department sources told IANS that the duo managed to escape by descending from the 8th floor of a multi-story building where they were staying at Orgadam in Chengalpattu, following a verdict from the court, October 29.
State Police launched a manhunt and found that the duo reached Imphal and allegedly crossed the international border. Police sources said they were in contact with South Korean authorities to find out if they had returned to their country.
The South Koreans, according to sources, had obtained ground support in Tamil Nadu and they would have created false documents to repair their leak.
The duo were housed in a special cell in Tiruchi and they appealed to the Madras High Court for private accommodation under police surveillance, but their plea was rejected. However, they moved the Supreme Court which granted the authorization and ordered the Tamil Nadu police to allow this. They rented accommodation on the 8th floor of a multi-story building in Orgadam from where they escaped, despite a police guard being stationed outside their apartment.
Police suspect they traveled to Hyderabad by road and then took a flight to Imphal.