Police resort to mild lathi-charge to drive away youths
The police resorted to a mild lathi-charge to drive away youths who ventured out of houses amidst the prohibitory orders imposed in the City, under section 144 of CrPC to prevent the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.
Adamant youths were lathi-charged at various places like Shaha Bazar Lal Hanuman mandir, Muslim Chowk, KBN Dargah. Meanwhile, air service between Kalaburagi and Bengaluru has been cancelled on the directions of the Union government.
All inter-State borders abutting the district have been closed. Barring the vehicles supplying the essential commodities, plying of other vehicles have been banned. The police were seen forcibly sending the peasants who brought vegetables to market, back home in the morning. Ultra Tech and Shree Cement factories located in Sedam taluk of the district have stopped the production and announced holidays for its labourers.
Acting on a tip-off that a foreign returnee is moving around in Shahabad town in the district, the police rushed to his house and warned him to remain home quarantine for 14 days.
Kalaburagi Mahanagara Palike has taken up a drive to spray disinfectant in the City to contain the spread of the virus.
The police intercepted a private bus ferrying 60 people to Telangana from Mumbai via Aurad of Bidar district. They have been handed over to Telangana police. On receipt of information from the residents of Jamagi village in Aurad taluk, the police along with the health department staff rushed to the spot.
While examining the passengers, they found the seal stamped on their hands. Medak district superintendent of police and health department officials, upon informed, rushed to the spot and took the bus into their custody. The passengers have been quarantined at Nizamabad hospital in Telangana.