2 inmates flee Covid center in Sonapur | Guwahati News


By – Rokibuz Zaman
GUWAHATI: 2 Covid-positive offenders in Guwahati Central Jail – that were charged with kidnapping and theft cases – escaped by the Sonapur Covid care center on the outskirts of town on Thursday. Some others also tried to flee the center, but had been stopped by authorities.
City police commissioner Munna Prasad Gupta on Saturday told reporters,”There are approximately 175 prisoners in the prison who analyzed Covid-19 favorable and are undergoing treatment at the Covid maintenance centre. Three of them attempted to escape Thursday, but one was not able to scale the wall and has been captured by authorities.” Of 31jails at Assam, Covid favorable instances are reported out of 7 jails up to now.
Gupta explained the two escapees recognized as Saddam Ali and Saibul are accused of kidnapping at a situation at Jalukbari police station and theft cases in Hatigaon police channel, respectively.
Authorities are yet to nab them. A case was registered and an evaluation is underway to nab them.
Authorities had to resort to blank shooting, while more forces are predicted on Friday, as offenders from the Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE) at Sonapur tried to escape.
“The inmates tried to escape in the window in which the grill was busted. Some attacked the health employees and policemen within the covid maintenance facility. Police resorted to clean firing and much more force was predicted in. This lasted for nearly an hour,” the Devil said.
“There’s enough police presence in the middle and the problem is in check. Nobody should fear,” said Gupta.
Kamrup Metropolitan deputy commissioner Biswajit Pegu told TOI,”The problem was solved. A high-level assembly was held today (Saturday) about the steps adopted for security and treatment of prison inmates and also the home department will issue detailed instructions shortly.”
Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal examined the safety arrangements for Covid optimistic prison offenders and directed to prepare a three-member committee to study safety agreements.


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