Violators shifted to COVID isolation centres
Lockdown violators in no less than 4 districts — Peddapalli, Mancherial, Kumaram Bheem-Asifabad and Rajanna-Sircilla — are whisked away by the police for confinement at isolation centres for just a few hours on the pretext of counselling for not heeding to the norm to keep indoors.
After figuring out the violators, the police have been seen taking them in vans to COVID isolation centres within the districts. This act of police has earned public wrath as violators complain that the regulation enforcement personnel at greatest can impose fines and seize the autos, however taking them to an isolation centre the place COVID-19 constructive sufferers are being handled is past the mandate given to them. The police are telling the violators that they are going to be saved on the isolation centre for week.
“As I was going on the road, the policemen disembarked from the vehicle, came up to me, frisked and pushed me into a truck where another half-a-dozen people were huddled together,” stated a teenager from Godavarikhani city.
He together with ‘fellow violators’ have been taken to a COVID isolation centre the place dozens of constructive sufferers have been being handled and was counselled by a police officer and docs there, who have been sporting PPE equipment. “They threatened to admit us in the centre if we are seen on the streets again,” the teenager stated.
While the police of Ramagundam Commissionerate which enjoys jurisdiction over Peddapalli and Mancherial districts began this initiative on Thursday, their counterparts in Rajanna-Sircilla adopted it on Friday.
When contacted, Ramagundam Police Commissioner V Satyanarayana instructed The Puucho that they’ve deployed seven COVID-19 isolation autos, each at Peddapalli, Manthani, Ramagundam, Sultanabad, and two at Godavarikhani police station limits. The violators are counselled and let off. “The initiative was started on Thursday and on Friday we can see the difference. No body is coming on to the roads. From Saturday, we will restart the process and send them to isolation centres if tested positive for the virus,” he stated.
“We have taken up this exercise to prevent the spread of virus and show the violators how people are suffering,” Mr. Satyanarayana stated. He stated that different models, together with Karimnagar Police Commissionerate and Rajanna-Sircilla have adopted their initiative.
Meanwhile, Sircilla DSP P Chandrashekar stated they’ve resorted to this of policing to create ‘fear’ among the many lockdown violators and stop them from repeating.
“It is in the interest and well-being of violators and fellow citizens. They are let off after counselling,” he stated.