Two detained for managing fake COVID-19 test reports in Srinagar

Two detained for managing fake COVID-19 test reports in Srinagar

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested two persons who were managing fake COVID-19 test reports in Kashmir capital Srinagar.
A police officer told news gathering agency Kashmir Dot Com-(KDC) that on 15 September police station Kothibagh received a complaint from which they came to know that complainant along with family were intending to proceed towards Jammu, on reaching TRC they enquired from drivers of TRC about travel norms and complainant had also stated that they have not underwent COVID-19 test. The drivers asked them to provide their Aadhaar cards and so they will arrange for them a health team for COVID testing.
He further said accordingly complainant provided Aadhaar cards and after 15 minutes the drivers provided them Covid-19 test reports with Covid negative results.
Shockingly the complainant asked them without taking samples how you managed Covid-19 negative result.
“After preliminary enquiry, the said drivers are cheating people and putting the lives of public in great danger by managing the fake reports and emerging instrumental in the spread of COVID -19 disease,” he said.
He identified the arrested duo as Omkar Singh son of Sardar Thakur Singh, a resident of Nawabbagh Jammu (Driver of Vehicle No JK03D-4447) and Nazir Ahmad Khanday son of Ab Khaliq, a resident of Bemina Srinagar (Driver of Vehicle No JK01AL-3612).
Accordingly, Police on this information registered a case under FIR No, 73/2020 U/S 420, 468, 269 IPC in Police Station Kothibagah and had set investigations into motion.
“During the course of investigation both the drivers have been arrested and on their personal search some COVID-19 reports with Negative results have been recovered from their procession. The motive behind the crime is being ascertained and the investigation of the case is going on,” he added.
Police has further requested the general public to visit only government-approved laboratories for the COVID-19 tests and be aware of the imposters and fraudsters, as a single mistake can open the ways for the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. (KDC)

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