Bishnupur: Manipur police arrested six persons quarantined at S Kulla Women‘s College quarantine centre at Nambol in Bishnupur on Friday. They are accused of creating ruckus and misbehaving inside the quarantine centre.
The arrested inmates were produced before the court and remanded to judicial custody for 15 days. They were sent to Sajiwa Central Jail.
The arrested inmates would be at the quarantine centre being set up inside the jail.
According to reports, the inmates allegedly assaulted volunteers stationed at the quarantine centre and vandalised the area.
Volunteers at the centre also allege that the inmates were intoxicated when the scuffle took place.
Soon after the news of the incident, Nambol MLA N Loken rushed to the centre to take stock of the situation. He appealed to the inmates to follow the quarantine protocol in these difficult times.
“This is the quarantine centre, and you are not here for a picnic. One must know that we are fighting together against the COVID-19 pandemic,” Loken appealed.
On June 9, chief minister N Biren Singh warned people against misbehaving inside quarantine centres. He said those found guilty would be charged under the National Disaster Management Act, 2005 and jailed.
“Our frontline workers are putting an all-out effort to contain the COVID-19 virus in the state, and if those individuals in the quarantine centre violate the protocols and guidelines laid down by the government, then they would not be spared,” he added.