Assam: Most Wanted Car Lifter Brought from Rajasthan via Bus Tests Coronavirus Positive
GUWAHATI: Assam’s latest Covid-19 patient who tested positive at Silchar in Cachar district on Wednesday, May 6 is a dreaded criminal against whom there are several cases registered in different police stations in Assam.
He was among the 42 stranded persons who returned from Rajasthan to Assam.
A bus from Rajasthan carrying 35 adults and seven children reached Assam on May 6. Upon random testing, one Faridul Islam was found positive.
All 41 persons who travelled along with him, along with the driver of the bus, are now under facility quarantine. Faridul's wife and two children have been quarantined at Tezpur Medical College and Hospital.“
They don’t have symptoms. But we have quarantined them as a precautionary measure,” said a health department official.
Faridul, who hails from Dhekiajuli area of Sonitpur district, is a wanted criminal in reference to cases of car lifting.
There are several cases registered against him at Kaliabor, Thelamara, Geetanagar, Nagaon, Changsari and other police stations.
“Faridul is a dreaded car-lifter. Many cases have been registered against him and he was also arrested. His wife informed us that he went to Ajmer ahead of lockdown,” informed police sources.
It should be mentioned that after his return to Assam on Wednesday, Faridul went to Silchar to evade arrest in Sonitpur.
Addressing the media regarding how a wanted criminal showcasing symptoms of coronavirus was brought back to Assam, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "The passes for all 42 persons who reached Assam via a bus were issued by Rajasthan Deputy Commissioner. The issuing of passes was done against the rules whereby only the host state is allowed to issue passes to its stranded citizens."