Arrested youth found Covid-positive, cops in a tizzy

Arrested youth found Covid-positive, cops in a tizzy

Amritsar: A day after a murder bid accused was found infected with the coronavirus, the health authorities on Monday took samples of 15 cops of the Division B police station here. They were advised to stay in quarantine for the time being.

The Division B police had arrested a youth, who was wanted in a firing incident reported in the Sultanwind area. He was nabbed by the police on Saturday and was medically examined before lodging into jail. However, his report came positive which sent the police department and health authorities in a tizzy.

Police officials immediately kept the cops in a quarantine. These included those cops who had arrested and brought the accused to the police station, besides other cops who had questioned him, said Sushil Kumar, Assistant Commissioner of Police and nodal officer for the Covid-19 pandemic deputed by the police. The medical examination of those who were present in the judicial complex while presenting him in the court would also be conducted.

He said every person being nabbed by the police in one case or other was medically examined at the local Civil Hospital. “Doctors also take samples for the corornavirus. When the reports come negative, he is then produced in court and shifted to jail as per the need,” he said.

He said the accused was now sent to the isolation ward at Government Medical College for treatment and a police team would be deployed there so that he could not escape.— TNS

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