There has been alarming rise in incidences, where a suspect escapes the police custody while they are being presented before the courts. Investigations and reports reveal negligence on the part of the police officials escorting the prisoners. Another reason also points towards corruption within the police, as the police are bribed to assist in the escape of prisoner. These suspects are involved in crimes ranging from petty thefts to murders and terror plots. It is important that, the police department should follow a strict security procedure while these prisoners are being presented for a hearing. Vigilant and honest police officials and staff should be dedicated for this duty, in order to curb further occurrence of such events. YAHYA AHMAD, Islamabad, January 5.