Policemen get injured while Trying to catch COVID-19 infected accused

While the accident left the policemen injured, the accused escaped unhurt once again.

Policemen get injured while Trying to catch COVID-19 infected accused

The number of coronavirus cases is increasing rapidly across Maharashtra and the impact of COVID-19 has now also been observed in the state prisons. As per reports, around 596 prisoners in the state and 181 in Mumbai were found to be infected with the virus. A few days ago, it was said that two individuals who are accused of dangerous crimes fled a COVID-19 Centre at Shivaji Nagar, located in Govandi.

The accused duo, Santosh Mehraj Tivrekar (20) and Irfan Shakir Ali Khan (19), were in police custody when they started to show symptoms for the virus. They were tested positive and quarantined at a COVID-19 centre in Govandi. The police had appointed two security guards to keep an eye on them outside the coronavirus Centre. However, taking advantage of this opportunity, the duo broke the lock of their room door at midnight and fled on July 13. While Tivrekar has been accused of assaulting a man out of animosity, Khan has been accused on raping a minor girl. Tivrekar was arrested by the cops on June 29 and Khan was arrested on July 1.

Recently, Tivrekar was spotted by two policemen patrolling in the Chembur area. The cops chased the accused and even had him cornered at one point.  However, the accused managed to dodge the police personnel once again by hitting the police bike hard at a turn. The police vehicle turned over due to the accident and Tivrekar escaped unhurt. This collision left both the policemen injured and are undergoing treatment at a private hospital.  

Following this, the Chembur police station has registered a new case against Tivrekar under sections 307, 353, 427 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The police is currently on a rigorous search for the accused duo as they have been accused of dangerous crimes are now also have the deadly virus.  

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