Police trace truck driver who gave lift to man from Kanan Nagar

Kolhapur: City police have managed to trace the truck driver who had brought a Kanan Nagar resident to Kolhapur from Mumbai in the former's vehicle on April 29.
After being dropped in Kolhapur, the man's throat swab sample was tested and he was found positive for Covid-19. According to police, the truck driver has a license to transport vegetable from Karnataka's Haveli district to Mumbai.
On his way back to Karnataka, the driver had given lift to the Kanan Nagar resident and dropped him at Tawade hotel. A case has been registered at Shahupuri police station.
"After the person was admitted to CPR hospital, we launched a search operation to find out the driver who brought him from Mumbai.

After the Kanan Nagar resident tested positive, we intensified our search and through the CCTV cameras installed at the Kini toll plaza we managed to spot the truck and from the truck's registration number we zeroed in on the driver.

We have registered a case against three people -- the truck driver, his assistant and the patient," an officer attached with Shahupuri police station said.
The suspects have been booked under several sections i269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) and section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), section 51(B) of National Disaster Management Act, section 11 of the Maharashtra Covid-19 Act, 2020, sections 2 and 3 of Prevention of Epidemic Act, 1897 and section 66/192 of the Motor Vehicle Act.
"We have shared the information with the police in Haveli district who will quarantine the driver and take appropriate action," the officer said.
"The patient, after being dropped at Tawade hotel, took a lift in a tempo and reached Kanan Nagar.

We are also searching for the tempo driver to ensure the spread of Covid-19," he added.

  • Download

    The Times of India News App for Latest City News

  • Subscribe

    Start Your Daily Mornings with Times of India Newspaper! Order Now

You may also like...