8 Flee From Red Zone, Booked; Put Under Quarantine

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Srinagar: Eight people who fled from Red Zone in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district were booked on Monday under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for violating the quarantine laws.

Tehsildar Pulwama received information from the field staff that eight people were staying at a house in Amirabad Tral after escaping from a Red Zone villages of Parigam and Qazigund, an official spokesperson said. Taking swift action, the district authorities traced all the eight persons and put them under quarantine at Hamdard Grammar School Tral.

‘In this connection, the violators have been booked   under section 269 IPC (unlawfully or negligently doing something which is likely to spread infection of any dangerous disease to life) , section 270 IPC ( malignant act likely to spread infection of dangerous disease to life), section 271 IPC (knowingly disobeying any quarantine rule) and section 188 IPC ( for disobeying any government orders,” the official spokesperson said.

The District Magistrate Pulwama has issued stern warning against those violating the prohibitory orders.

“He reiterated that there would be zero tolerance against the people endangering thousands of lives. Violating government orders shall invoke penal action and prosecution proceedings shall be initiated without second thought,” the official spokesperson added.

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