Coronavirus outbreak: Man who skipped screening at Delhi airport traced, home quarantined

Updated: Jun 29, 2020, 13:48 IST | PTI | Mumbai

Police said the man, who arrived from Kazakhstan, deliberately skipped the screening procedure, following which he was to be institutionally quarantined, in accordance with guidelines issued by the government

Photo used for representational purpose
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A 72-year-old man, who went missing from the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here upon his arrival from Kazakhstan, was traced to Ghaziabad and sent to home quarantine for 14 days, police said on Sunday.

Harjeet Singh, a resident of Dilshad Garden, arrived in Delhi on flight number AI 1916 from Almaty in Kazakhstan on Saturday and went missing from the entry gate of the screening hall at Terminal-3 of the IGI airport, they said.

The police were informed about it by the Yamuna Vihar sub-divisional magistrate's (SDM) staff. They said Mr Singh deliberately skipped the screening procedure, following which he was to be institutionally quarantined, in accordance with guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

A case was registered under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Epidemic Act, a senior police officer said.

During the investigation, it was revealed that the mobile phone number and address given by the passenger on arrival were not in use. With the help of CCTV footage, the vehicle in which Singh left the airport was identified, the officer said.

With the help of the registration number and electronic surveillance, Singh was traced to Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, and sent to home quarantine for 14 days by the authority concerned, he added.

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