1.On lst June 2020, one 22-year old male, currently under Home Quarantine at Aizawl Ramhlun Venglai reportedly gave his ATM Card to his friends who after taking out cash from ATM booth bought local liquor and secretly gave to the said person. Mizoram Police immediately proceeded with investigation and identified the persons involved who are all male, i.e a 23-year old resident, of Ramhlun North, a 25-year old resident of Ramhlun Vengthar and a 24-year old resident of Ramhlun Venglai. As the said person under Home Quarantine had tested Covid-19 positive, swab samples from the three accused persons had also been tested using RT-PCR and fortunately results came out negative. A Criminal Case vide Bawngkawn Police Station Case No.161/2020,' Dt. 9.6.2020 u/s Sec 269/336 IPC r/w 5(9) of The Mizoram (Containment and Prevention of Covid-19)" Ordinance. 2020 has been registered against the four accused persons for their unlawful and negligent acts which can spread infection of dangerous disease, thereby endangering the safety of others and also for violating the regulations and guidelines made by the state government for containment and prevention of Covid-19. However, the accused persons are currently under Quarantine facilities, arrest could not be made yet. Mizoram Police is pursuing the matter with due diligence and stern legal actions will be taken against them.
2. On 6th June 2020, report was received that one person tried to secretly supply drugs from outside to another person currently quarantined in Khatla East Community Quarantine Centre. Mizoram Police immediately proceeded with investigation and identified one 33-year-old resident of Khatla South who on interrogation confessed that he did try to secretly supply drugs to the said person in the Quarantine Centre. Criminal Case vide Aizawl Police Station Case No. 231/2020 Dt. 9.6.2020 u/s 269/336 IPC r/w 5(9) The Mizoram (Containment and Prevention of Covid-19) Ordinance 2020 has been registered against the accused for his unlawful and negligent act likely to spread infection of dangerous disease, endangering the safety of others and also for violating the regulations and guidelines made by the state government for containment and prevention of Covid-19. Swab samples from the accused had been tested using RT-PCR and results, fortunately, came out negative. However, he had since been put under quarantine facility and as such arrest could not be made yet.
Violation of regulations, guidelines and instructions made by the government for containment of Covid-19 is a very serious offence and can invite stern legal action against those violating the same. Public is advised to be careful and stay safe.