COVID-19: SMC corporator, his brother booked for concealing travel history

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Srinagar: Authorities have registered a formal case against the close aide of Srinagar Municipal Corporation Mayor, the corporator and his brother, who tested positive for COVID-19.

The corporator from Kawadara, Majdi Shulu was accused of hiding the travel history of his brother after he returned from New Delhi in a truck. It was alleged that Mayor, SMC, had facilitated his return from Delhi to Srinagar.

On the request of neighbours, the brother of the Corporator was taken by the authorities and later tested positive for COVID-19. Later, the coporator too tested positive and it sent shock waves among the SMC employees.

Over 50 Corporators and Mayor went into quarantine.

District Development Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdary, in a couple of tweets had expressed his displeasure over the incident and had advised everyone not to resort to illegal travel and reveal travel history.

Sources told that on the recommendations of district administration and the demand made by various Corporators, police station Safa Kadal booked the infected Corporator and his brother for hiding travel history.

A police official confirmed the development said that many corporators were demanding an FIR against the Corporator and his brother. “An FIR vide number 60/2018 under section 179, 188 stands registered against them,” he added. (KNT)

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