MP: Coronavirus positive dacoit held after fleeing a month ago

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Jhabua (MP) Oct 26 (PTI) A coronavirus positive dacoit who escaped from jail while undergoing treatment for the infection was caught with drugs and a pistol from Kalyanpura area of Jhabua in Madhya Pradesh, police said on Monday.

Deepa Machar (27), with over 30 cases against his name and carrying a reward of Rs 30,000, had escaped on September 27, an official said.

'We nabbed him on Sunday riding a motorcycle without a number plate on Kalyanpura-Jhabua road. We seized a 12 bore country-made pistol, 60.4 kilograms of poppy husk worth Rs 1.20 lakh and the two-wheeler,' said Superintendent of Police Ashutosh Gupta. PTI COR MAS BNM BNM