Government warns of action under IPC for violating quarantine

An action shall be taken under of the (disobeying public servant’s lawful order) if mandatory is violated, a directive issued by the Maharashtra  said on Wednesday.  on Tuesday night announced a 21-day , this measure was absolutely necessary to stop the transmission of . Restrictions were already in place in Maharashtra.

It was assured by the government that the supply of essential commodities will not be disrupted.

During the Lockdown period, people step out to ensure for their essential commodities while strictly observing social distancing norms. The government took all these steps to ensure a continuous supply of essential commodities.

All those who have been directed by healthcare personnel to remain under strict home or hospital quarantine “shall comply with the directives failing which they will be liable to face legal action under section 188 of ”.

of section 188 attracts jail term of one month or fine up to Rs 200, or both.

If the “disobedience causes danger to human life, health or safety”, the person can be punished with six months’ jail term and a fine of Rs 1,000 or both under the section.

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