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Hailakandi person booked for not reporting on return from abroad

GUWAHATI: Hailakandi district
administration in Assam has filed an FIR at Hailakandi Sadar Police Station
under Section 188 IPC against a person who arrived from abroad on Monday and
did not report about his arrival at the nearest police station or health

Departmental action for immediate suspension
is also being drawn against the person’s father who is a government employee,
for concealing information.

The family members misled the
magistrate and police personnel that he would arrive after three days. On
further inquiry it was found that he had already reached home.

A Rapid Response Team headed by Circle
Officer, Hailakandi, Tridip Roy took immediate action.

The person is being screened now taking
all necessary precautions. A COVID notice was also issued to their household
for further prevention of spread and contact.

District Magistrate, Keerthi Jalli
warned that any person coming from COVID-19 affected states and countries not self-reporting
immediately to the nearest police station or health centre will be very
severely dealt with and family members will also be equally liable for non-cooperating
and misleading the administration.

Meanwhile, the number of persons
under home quarantine has shot up to 721 in South Assam’s Hailakandi

Health authorities here disclosed
that altogether 425 persons were put under home quarantine on Tuesday alone.
With this, the total number of persons has risen to 721. As many as 115
surveillance teams are working in the field on Tuesday.

The administration has geared up to
enforce lockdown in the district with announcement being made with regularity
asking the people not to step out of their homes. It warned of stern action
including imprisonment of up to two years for violating the order.

Source: The Shillong Times

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