Former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid, arrested in connection with a Delhi riots case last year has tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday. Reports say that the 33-year-old who is lodged at Delhi's high-security Tihar Jail, has been isolated within the jail premises.
The RT-PCR test of Khalid came on Saturday as positive. As per the Tihar Jail data, 227 jail inmates are infected with Covid-19, and 60 jail staff, including superintendent and two prison doctors.
Khalid was arrested in a case related to Delhi riots in February last year, however, a session court granted him bail on April 15. Khalid is accused in some other cases including the one related to the criminal conspiracy lodged under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.