|Burglars strike COVID-19 patient’s house in Hajin Bandipora|
|Final notice issued in Bandipora, Baramulla to people hiding travel history |
|S TAHIR-UL HAQ|
Early Times Report
BARAMULLA, Mar 30: At a time when India is fighting with Covid-19, the burglars struck at a house in Hajin Bandipora and decamped with cash and other valuables.
According to reports, the burglars struck at a house last night at Saderkoot Bala area in Hajin Bandipora and decamped with cash worth Rs 3 lakhs besides other valuables.
The house was abandoned as all members were put in quarantine and concertina wire had been placed around the house to prevent the entry of people in a bid to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
“The burglary came to light after some people noticed broken pieces of suitcases in the nearby open field and observed broken windows and doors of the house from a distance,” said reports.
Confirming the burglary, in-charge SHO, police post Ajas Bandipora said that an FIR (53/2020) under IPC sections of 457 and 380 has been registered and investigation taken up.
Soon after the incident, a team of police and forensic experts, wearing protective gear against COVID-19, reached the spot and have took fingerprints and collected other pieces of evidence.
Meanwhile, District Magistrates of Bandipora and Baramulla have issued final notice to people hiding their travel history.
The people have been asked to reveal their travel history otherwise they will face legal action, while as four villages have been declared as Red Zones in Bandipora of this north Kashmir district.
It is learnt from the official sources that, the District Magistrate Bandipora, issued final warning today to the people, who are hiding their travel history and asked them to report within a day failing which strict action will be taken against them under law.
DM, who is also the Chairperson of District Disaster Management Authority, said that it has come to his notice during the process of contract tracing of COVID-19 positive cases that a number of people were hiding their travel history thereby putting at risk their own lives and that of general public at large which amounts to a criminal act.
Accordingly the DM put such persons on notice and said that all such persons who still have not reported their travel histories are given one last opportunity to report their travel histories on Control room numbers 01957-225024, 01957-225323, 9419010752 and 7006526985 or log on to website findcovidbandipora.in within a period of one day failing which penal action as warranted under Disaster Management Act , Epidemic Disease Act and Indian Penal Code, will be initiated against them, which includes imprisonment and fine.
Meanwhile, Assistant Commissioner, Revenue Bandipora has dispatched a letter to Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir vide no: DCB/PS/2020/3020-23 dated30/03/2020.
“I am directed to request that the following villages of District Bandipora have been declared as Red Zones, Parray Mohalla, Chandergeer Hajin, Batagund, S K Bala Hajin,” reads a letter that is lying with ET.
The District Magistrate Baramulla Dr G N Itoo today also issued the final warning to all such persons who are hiding the travel and contact history with the COVID-19 positive cases.
An order issued from DM office, warned all such persons including those who have travelled with Tablagi Jamaat within or outside J&K to disclose their travel or contact history up to 01 April 2020. They have been asked to contact on e mail email@example.com or with the control room having phone numbers viz 01952-234343, 9906666054, 7006493646.
However, non-compliance of the order shall invite panel action under Disaster Management Act, Epidemic Diseases Act and Indian Panel Code which includes imprisonment or fine or both.