Two persons who jumped quarantine in Silchar were arrested by Hailakandi district police on Sunday. Superintendent of Police, Pabindra Kumar Nath informed that at around 4:30 to 5 pm on Sunday one Rebul Hussain of Jamalpur under Dholai Police Station of Cachar district and another Abul Azam Mazarbhuiyan of Jalnacherra under Jamira Police Outpost of Hailakandi district escaped from the Don Bosco School quarantine centre at Ramnagar in Silchar. Both of them were reportedly proceeding towards Hailakandi district.
Based on inputs received from the Cachar district police, the persons were apprehended by the Officer-in-Charge of Algapur Police Station at the Algapur Railway Station at around 12 midnight.
“On getting an alert from the Cachar district police that two persons fled from a quarantine centre in Silchar, the Hailakandi district police swung into action and traced out the persons at the Algapur Railway Station,” added Nath.
On being interrogated, they confessed that they had jumped quarantine. Later, they were handed over to the Additional SP (Hq), Cachar.
Following this incident, SP, Nath has sternly warned that the police would register non-bailable case against those defying home-quarantine and institutional quarantine protocols prescribed for incoming persons for a stipulated period of 14 days.
The district police chief also urged the people to keep a close watch on the persons and their family members put under home quarantine and to report immediately to the nearest police station or health centre if they found anyone venturing out of their homes.