Missing PhD scholars traced, quarantined in Kashmir

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SRINAGAR — The authorities in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir have traced all the three PhD scholars who had earlier fled from Aligrah Muslim University (AMU) amid quarantine period without informing the varsity administration.

Officials in north and south Kashmir said all the three scholars have been traced and shifted to Health Centres for examination.

A letter issued by the medical authorities at Aligrah Muslim University (AMU) stated that three scholars, two from north and one from south Kashmir, have fled the isolation wards without informing the medical practitioners or authorities there.

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The authorities in Jammu and Kashmir timely swung into action and claimed to have traced the trio in their native villages from north and south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Anantnag, Sandeep Chaudhary said that the scholar who had fled from AMU has been traced by the team and is with them.

The two youth from north Kashmir’s Baramulla district were also traced timely by the authorities.

Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Dr GN Itoo said that the two scholars have been traced and have been shifted to Kreeri hospital for preliminary examination.

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He said the duo will be brought to District Hospital Baramulla today for further medical examination.

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