As many as 33 uniformed males in active quarantine now

Police personnel within the Ernakulam rural limits are increasingly turning weak to the pandemic, with 62 officers compelled into quarantine till now and two of them testing obvious for SARS-COV-2.

Whereas 29 personnel have rejoined responsibility, 18 proceed to be in quarantine as on Friday. Basically the most contemporary in the checklist were one Sub Inspector, two Assistant Sub Inspectors, and five civil law enforcement officials at the Angamaly situation after an accused that they had arrested in connection with a gold theft case examined obvious for the disease on Friday night.

Add to that the addition of 15 personnel from the Edathala situation who now have to enter quarantine in connection with the suicide of a history sheeter, and the replacement of uniformed males in active quarantine could honest work up to 33.

Being already stretched, the police in most cases have the manpower to replace those going into quarantine. “We now have asked the authorities for a separate Standard Working Plan to fleet-song testing in the case of those related to main services and products fancy Smartly being and the police,” mentioned K. Karthik, District Police Chief (Ernakulam Rural).

The police have now not making arrests in bailable cases and have restricted them to non-bailable offences fancy armed theft, dacoity, murder, and attempt to murder, and even then the accused are now not taken to stations nevertheless particularly designed detention centres. Now, even that looks untenable. It has been determined that no arrests will likely be made without the approval of sub divisional officers or the District Police Chief (Ernakulam Rural).

The Rural police appear to were caught between the devil and the deep blue sea by the utilize of policing. “We is now not going to turn a blind detect to harmful crimes however the pandemic, while anti-socials eager have scant regard for the well being hazards. Policing, therefore, is increasingly turning a complex affair,” mentioned Mr. Karthik.

Add to that the misplaced fear fancy what took place closing month at the Perumbavoor police situation when plan to be one of the 2 folks arrested on preventive grounds claimed to have attain into contact with a COVID patient in Wayanad more than a month previously. The placement needed to be closed down for more than a day, while five police personnel had to enter quarantine. The two finally examined detrimental.