Guwahati: Four COVID-19 patients from Tripura, who were accused of spitting on a doctor at a medical facility in the state, surrendered before police on Thursday after their interim bail was cancelled by the high court, officials said.
Officials informed that the accused persons surrendered before the officer-in-charge of the New Capital Complex police station.
They were produced before the chief judicial magistrate of West Tripura, pleading for test identification (TI) parade with seven days of police remand, a senior officer said.
The court after hearing the arguments kept the verdict reserved till the last report came in.
Justice Arindam Lodh of Tripura High Court rejected the bail granted by a lower court on Wednesday and asked the accused persons to surrender.
According to Tripura Police, West Tripura District Surveillance Officer Dr Sangita Chakraborty went to the Covid Care Centre set up at the Bhagat Singh Youth Hostel on July 24 to admit five women with new-born babies when a group of patients said they would not allow any new admission, claiming that the facility had reached full occupancy.
When the doctors at the centre tried to convince the patients, they allegedly abused and spat at Dr Chakraborty and threatened to infect her with coronavirus, police informed.
On Tuesday, judicial magistrate Sanjan Lal Tripura granted interim bail to the accused persons till August 29 on furnishing of bail bond of Rs 30,000 each with one surety of like amount by August 10 with the condition that they will co-operate with the investigation.