7 who fled Covid facility in Jashore arrested, later released on bail
Published : Monday, 10 May, 2021 at 11:54 PM Count : 322
The seven individuals who were arrested today for having escaped from Jashore General Hospital (JGH) while admitted as Covid-19 patients have been released on bail following a court appearance.
Jashore Judicial Magistrate Mahadi Hasan granted their bail application at 4:30 pm today.
Earlier today, seven of the ten individuals who caused a furore by fleeing from the 250-bed district general hospital last April 23-24 (they were later brought back) were arrested by the police upon discharge from JGH.
Although they were later found and brought back to the medical facility, the incident triggered concern regarding the spread of a highly transmissible and deadly Indian variant of Covid-19, as seven of the escapees had just returned from India.
The arrestees have been identified as MoniMala Datta, 49, Milon Hossain, 32, Nasima Aktar, 50, Bibekananda, 52, Amirul Sana, 52, Sohel Sardar, 17, and Fatema, 19.
They were held immediately upon release from the hospital.
Besides, the court arrest warrants were issued on Sunday against all 10 people who had escaped from the hospital on April 23-24.
The other three are still undergoing treatment at the hospital.
The arrest warrants were issued after Jashore Kotwali police station filed a non-FIR prosecution under Section 25 (2) of the Infectious Diseases Prevention (Prevention, Control and Eradication) Act, 2016.
Kotwali Police Station OC Tajul Islam said the court had issued arrest warrants against 10 people who had escaped from the hospital while under treatment for Covid-19. Seven of them were arrested and sent to court today, he added.