Cuttack: Gangster Sheikh Haider, who had escaped from SCB Medical College and Hospital here last week and was brought back to Odisha from Telangana yesterday, had tested positive for COVID-19.
Hyder had undergone RT-PCR test and his report came out positive. He has been kept on isolation. His remand has also been put on hold, informed Cuttack DCP Prateek Singh.
The gangster was scheduled to be taken on a seven-day remand by the Commissionerate Police (CP) on the basis of on a case registered at Mangalabag Police Station.
The police will reapply for his remand once his isolation period gets over and the CP will inform the court about the same later in the day, said sources.