Maha: Man facing multiple cases held two years after he escaped from police custody

Updated: Jan 25 2023 9:23PM

Thane, Jan 25 (PTI) The police in Maharashtra’s Thane district have arrested a man facing multiple cases of chain-snatching and motorcycle thefts, two years after he escaped from custody while being treated for COVID, an official said on Wednesday.

Sachin Gunjal, deputy commissioner of police (zone III) of Kalyan, said that the person was wanted in three cases registered under the stringent Maharashtra Control Of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).

The 27-year-old, identified as Gaji Irani, alias Jaffri, was being treated in a COVID centre near Bhiwandi in 2020 when he escaped from the 32-storey building with the help of pipes, he said.