IAS Officer Breaks Quarantine, Flees To Kanpur, Gets Suspended

Sat Mar 28 2020 10:36:42 GMT+0530 (IST)

In a shocking incident, an IAS officer, who was asked to remain under 14-day self-quarantine, violated the lockdown in Kerala's Kollam district and fled to his native place Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. What more, this IAS officer has lied to his officials that he was in Bengaluru, while the mobile tower signals showed that he was in Kanpur. The IAS official has been immediately suspended.

The IAS officer Anupam Mishra is sub-collector in Kollam. He went on a honeymoon to Singapore and Malaysia and returned  on March 19. Though he did not test Corona positive, he was advised to remain in self-quarantine. However, without informing anyone and without taking the permission from the superior officials, he simply left the place. Twodays later, District Collector Abdul Nasser called him up over phone. It was then that he revealed that he was in Bengalur at his brother's place. But,  the mobile tower location showed that he was in Kanpur.

Now  a case under section 188 (disobedience by a public servant) Section 269 (negligent act likely to spread a dangerous disease) and Section 271 (disobedience to quarantine rules) has been filed against Mishra. Kerala chief minister said Mishra's act was unpardonable and he need to be punished for it.