Police personnel stop commuters for venturing out of their homes, during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic | PTI
Police personnel stop commuters for venturing out of their homes, during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic | PTI
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Jaipur: Coming out with a unique way of engaging’ those flouting the lockdown orders amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the district administration in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu area has decided to send such violators to the quarantine wards to take care of coronavirus patients.

SDM Nawalgarh, Murari Lal Sharma also urged people to click photographs of those loitering on roads without any reason and send the pictures to the district authorities.

I have decided that those flouting the lockdown orders will not be arrested and cane-charged by the police. We will use their services in sanitising the quarantine wards and taking care of the patients admitted in them, he told PTI.

Such people will be pressed into service in the quarantine wards set up at JJT University and Singhania University, the official said.

The official also circulated a message on social media to inform people about the decision.

This is not a joke as we will implement it from Sunday as there is a huge requirement for people to serve COVID-19 patients. It will be a win-win situation as Nawalgarh will get rid of such people (on the roads), and patients will also get the benefit, says the order. The state has reported 54 cases of the deadly disease.


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  1. This type of articles should not be dealt so lightly .It is clear from the photo that the police are harassing a person carrying out an essential service ie, taking their pet dog to the vet or some other animal health related service . Police all over the country are bent on harassing innocent people because they can’t take action on the real criminals due to political restraints and are now using this opportunity to take out their pent up read and frustration on innocent people carrying on emergency/essential services during a nationwide lockdown . Shame on you for not addressing this issue appropriately .

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