Narsinghpur(Madhya Pradesh), April 20 (IANS) Narsinghpur police on Monday re-arrested Javed Khan, a coronavirus-infected NSA detainee, who had escaped from the Jabalpur Medical College Hospital a day earlier.

Javed was caught while stealing a bike around 6.30 am at Madanpur checkpost under Tendukheda police station of Narsihpur district of Madhya Pradesh.

District Superintendent of Police Gurkaran Singh confirmed the arrest.

Javed had hitched a ride in a truck from Jabalpur and got off outside the town’s municipal limits. Then he tried to travel further by stealing a bike from the Madanpur checkpost when the police caught him.

Trainee DSP Ashish Jain said that a scuffle ensued during Javed’s arrest and police personnel who handled him have since been quarantined as a precautionary measure pending medical examination.

Javed was detained under National Security Act for pelting stones at the health staff in Indore. After he tested positive for coronavirus, he was admitted to corona care ward in the Jabalpur hospital.

Four policemen were suspended, and two police personnel booked under the Indian Penal Code and Disaster Management Act after his escape.

Jabalpur Inspector General of Police announced an award of Rs 25,000 for his arrest while Jabalpur Superintendent of Police announced award of Rs 10,000.

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