Truck carrying 40 Punjabi labourers from MP caught in Bathinda - ECAS Punjab

Truck carrying 40 Punjabi labourers from MP caught in Bathinda

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Sukhmeet Bhasin

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, April 26

The Bathinda police on Sunday intercepted around 40 migrants on their way to Ludhiana from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. The truck was intercepted near the lakes on the Bathinda-Amritsar highway in Bathinda. The workers were sent to a camp, where they would be quarantined for 15 days.

The truck driver was arrested for violating the lockdown. It is learnt that the driver had dropped off many persons along the way.

"Police today seized a truck carrying Punjabi labourers who had gone to Gwalior for some work, but got stuck there due to the lockdown," Bathinda city DSP Gurjit Singh Romana said.

He added they have also traced the persons that were dropped off along the way.

Person flees from quarantine centre, arrested

In another incident, the police have booked a person from Akalia Jalal village for escaping from a quarantine facility by scaling the wall of a school.

A complaint was filed with the police by village sarpanch Lakhvir Singh. He said 18 persons had gone to Madhya Pradesh for farm work during the lockdown. After they returned to the village, they were kept in quarantine in separate rooms at a school. But Ranjit Singh fled from the building by scaling the wall.

Investigation officer Sher Singh said that Ranjit Singh had been arrested and a case was registered against him.

from The Tribune

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