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BENGALURU: Very similar to their Maharashtra counterparts, Karnataka police are discovering that merely doing their job is fraught with nice threat within the time of Covid-19. The Hebbagodi station is working at half-strength as 16 personnel had been despatched to institutional quarantine after two males they arrested and interrogated examined optimistic.
“Hebbagodi police caught the 2 accused on Could 16 and took them into custody for additional inquiry for allegedly stealing iron rods. As per court docket instructions, they had been subjected to Covid-19 checks earlier than being despatched to judicial custody. Outcomes confirmed they had been contaminated. Greater than half of the station employees is now beneath quarantine,” an officer mentioned.
All personnel put on masks however that doesn’t appear to be sufficient to guard them, he added. Sources mentioned police personnel throughout town have been informed to make arrests solely in case of heinous offences and in emergencies.
Police informed to arrest solely in circumstances of heinous crimes
We work together with many individuals to gather data, by which case we preserve social distance, however generally that too turns into troublesome to practise,” he mentioned.
“Sustaining legislation and order, particularly in containment zones, is a problem. Policing and investigations have additionally turn into sophisticated,” admitted joint commissioner of police (crime) Sandeep Patil. “It’s unimaginable to arrest anybody with out human intervention. We’ve been taking precautions, however the threat continues to be there.”
Patil mentioned the accused might be examined instantly on arrest as a substitute of placing it off until they’re despatched to jail.
Sources mentioned following the Hebbagodi developments, personnel have been informed to arrest culprits solely in case of heinous offences and in emergency conditions. “When police had arrested 60 folks for making a ruckus in Padarayanapura, 5 of the accused examined optimistic and lots of policemen underwent institutional quarantine and checks,” a supply identified.