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2 Bangla nationals flee from Cachar quarantine centre

By Staff Correspondent

SILCHAR, June 7 - Two Bangladeshi nationals escaped from a quarantine centre in Cachar district yesterday.

According to sources, the incident took place on Saturday night at the quarantine centre at Dholcherra under Borkhola constituency of the district.

Cachar Superintendent of Police Manabendra Dev Ray, told mediapersons today that, �six Bangladeshi nationals entered India a few days ago with the intention to lift cattle. However, they were caught and kept at the quarantine centre from where two of them escaped. A suo-moto case will be filed against them for breaking the quarantine rules and escaping. We are on the hunt and the persons shall be nabbed soon.�

Asked about the security arrangements along the Indo-Bangla border surrounding Cachar district, the SP informed that tight vigil had been maintained with BSF personnel as the first line of defence.

Theft cases: In the meantime, a team of police officials from Arunachal Pradesh reached Silchar to pick up Faridul Islam, the Ajmer-returned COVID-19 recovered patient from Sonitpur district, said Cachar SP Manabendra Dev Ray.

Talking to mediapersons today, Dev Ray said, �after Faridul, who returned from Ajmer and reached Silchar on May 6, was detected to be COVID-19 positive. The person had criminal records of theft cases across various places.

�We contacted Sonitpur Police wherein it was learnt that the accused, who was released from Silchar Medical College and Hospital and shifted to a quarantine centre here under observation, secured bail in the cases. However, police officials from Arunachal Pradesh contacted us and today we shall hand over the accused to them. There is no case registered against the accused in Cachar.�

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