A 30-year-old coronavirus patient in Madhya Pradesh, who was arrested and charged under the National Security Act (NSA) for attacking an on-duty constable in Indore earlier this month, and had escaped from custody on Sunday, was caught by police early this morning.
Javed Khan had escaped from the isolation ward of the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College Hospital in Jabalpur on Sunday afternoon. He was caught from the border of adjoining Narsinghpur and Raisen district border early this morning.
After escaping from the hospital at around 3 pm on Sunday, Javed Khan took a lift on a truck from the outskirts of Jabalpur and reached Narsinghpur from where he was tried to escape to Indore on a motorcycle. But the police there foiled his escape plans and arrested him at a check post.
Javed Khan, along with three others, was arrested and charged under National Security Act (NSA) for attacking a constable in Indore on April 7.
While Javed and one more accused were shifted to a jail in Jabalpur, the two others were sent to a jail in Satna.
Three of the accused, including Javed, later tested positive for coronavirus.
Javed was admitted to Jabalpur's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College on April 11. He escaped from the hospital this evening.
The police department had suspended four policemen and announced a reward of Rs 25,000 on his arrest.
Indore has emerged as one of the biggest Coronavirus hotspots in the country with more than 800 cases.
As 1,401 people have tested positive and 72 have died due to Coronavirus infection in Madhya Pradesh.