Kerala’s Sub-collector violates lockdown

Kerala’s Sub-collector violates lockdown

Agency News

A young Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer who is currently the sub-collector of Kollam district in Kerala has been booked for jumping home quarantine and leaving for Uttar Pradesh amid rising cases of Covid-19 in the southern state, officials said on Friday.

Anupam Mishra had come back from Singapore last week and was asked to self-quarantine. He was under quarantine in his residence in Kollam after returned from abroad on March 19. As he went incommunicado from Thursday onwards, the officials who searched for his whereabouts came to know that Mishra left for his hometown Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. Anupam Mishra who was recently married, made foreign trip as part of his honeymoon along with his wife.

His exit came to notice when health workers went to his official residence for an inquiry a few days ago. Mishra is said to have left for Kanpur on March 21, a few days before a three-week countrywide lockdown began to check the spread of coronavirus.

It is alleged that the Kollam sub-collector Anupam Mishra has violated the lockdown as he went in incommunicado from Thursday onwards.