A man landed in quarantine centre after he was allegedly noticed spitting on the roads at Paloura in Janipur here, amid coronavirus scare.
Even as police claimed the man, a retired employee of Transport Department seemed “mentally unfit”, a senior police officer went to Paloura area when he received calls from locals alleging they noticed a Kashmir resident spitting on the roads under suspicious circumstances.
Locals compelled the man to sit on the road side and started questioning him till police and other health officials reached the spot.
“He seemed to be asymptomatic. But, we have called police and health department officials,” said a local, while police team and an ambulance also rushed there.
They shifted him to the ITI Janipur quarantine centre for his test. “We have talked SDPO of the area though Home Department. We were informed that he will be kept in quarantined. Recently, he retired in the month of March,” said Civil Secretariat Non-Gazetted Employees Union, Rauf Ahmed Bhat. Bhat said he lives in Government accommodation at Sarwal Government quarters.