The prisoner was arrested on May 26 in connection with a Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act case registered under Madhupur police station
The prisoner was arrested on May 26 in connection with a Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act case registered under Madhupur police station|Representational image
TRIPURA

Tripura: Under-trial in judicial custody tests COVID-19 positive

Health officials start thermal screening and collecting samples of those who came in close contact with him

Chandan Panday

Chandan Panday

Agartala: An under-trial prisoner was shifted to COVID care centre at Saheed Bhagat Singh Youth Hostel after he tested positive for coronavirus. His contacts are being tracked by the health department. He was produced in Bishalgarh chief judicial magistrate court in Sepahijala district. He was sent to judicial custody at the Central correctional home.

"He was arrested on May 26 in connection with a Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) act case registered under Madhupur police station. Later, he was sent to judicial custody on May 30 last," police sources said.

“A team of health department has started thermal screening and collection of samples in the court premises and samples of those who were in close contacts would be collected," a health official said.

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