Hyderabad: In a first, a case has been booked against a COVID-19 patient for dodging mandatory quarantine period of 14 days. The patient is a son of a senior police officer serving in the Kothagudem district of Telangana .
The Kothagudem police, on March 23, booked a case under section 188 ( offence of disobedience of an order) of Indian Penal Code, against S. Arbaz ( patient ) son of Deputy Commissioner of police of Kothagudem S. M Ali.
The police were acting on a complaint filed by one S. K Yasen Pasha. According to the complainant, The sub divisional police officer from Bhadadri Kothagudem namely SM Ali's son Arbaz had come to Hyderabad from London via Dubai. From there on March 18th, at around 6:30 am he reached Kothagudem, he travelled via road. The following day, he (patient ) attended a function in Chintalapudi and had even visited places. Notably, the patient even after returning from a COVID-19 hit country , dodged the mandatory quarantined and roamed around various places within the district.