Two undertrial prisoners, who had tested positive for COVID-19, escaped from a temporary jail set up by Yerawada Central Prison in Pune early morning on Saturday, jail officials informed. Both inmates were kept into a quarantine facility of the jail.
The incident came to light at around 1 am on Thursday.
Jail authorities have converted a hostel building into a temporary prison where new prisoners are kept in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 inside the jail.
Search is on by the police to nab the escapists.
(With agency inputs)