Handwara resident escapes from quarantine centre at Samba, booked

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Police on Monday booked a man from handwara town of northern Kashmir for escaping from a quarantine center in Samba district.

“A person was kept at the quarantine center established at Radha Soami Ashram Thandi Khui in Vijaypur (Samba district). He, however, escaped from the center, without any having any permission to do so,” said police.

The authorities immediately brought the issue into our notice and a police team led by SHO Ramgarh Inspector Chaman Gorka launched the manhunt and apprehended the escaped person, the officials said.

“The person was immediately shifted to the quarantine center,” the official said.

An FIR was registered against him under relevant sections at Police Station Ramgarh, the Police said.

Meanwhile, three thieves decamped with a laptop, two mobile phones and some cash from an inmate in a quarantine center at Hiranagar (Kathua).

“We have started investigation and the thieves would soon be apprehended,” said SSP Kathua, Shalindera Mishra.