Rumours over quarantine fuels violence at Padarayanapura

Late on Sunday night, some youth allegedly tried to clear the barricades put up at Padarayanapura, which has been sealed by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, triggering violence.

The youth were spurred by rumours of people being taken away from the area for quarantine.

BBMP officials told The Hindu that secondary contacts have been identified in Padarayanapura that has already been sealed by the civic body. Civic officials had shifted one batch of the secondary contacts to the hotels identified for quarantine purpose. “While one batch was shifted, shifting of the second batch got delayed. The residents expressed apprehension and later agreed to be shifted on Monday morning,” the official said.

The official added that usually the secondary contacts are put on home-based quarantine. “However, considering that the area is densely populated and taking into account that the secondary contacts may not follow the home-based quarantine rules strictly, it was decided to shift them to hotels,” the official added.

Additional police personnel were posted in the area to enforce law and order. The local councillor, Imran Pasha, was unavailable for comment.

You have reached your limit for free articles this month.

Register to The Hindu for free and get unlimited access for 30 days.

Subscription Benefits Include

Today’s Paper

Find mobile-friendly version of articles from the day’s newspaper in one easy-to-read list.

Unlimited Access

Enjoy reading as many articles as you wish without any limitations.

Personalised recommendations

A select list of articles that match your interests and tastes.

Faster pages

Move smoothly between articles as our pages load instantly.


A one-stop-shop for seeing the latest updates, and managing your preferences.


We brief you on the latest and most important developments, three times a day.

Not convinced? Know why you should pay for news.

*Our Digital Subscription plans do not currently include the e-paper ,crossword, iPhone, iPad mobile applications and print. Our plans enhance your reading experience.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Next Post

Telangana, Delhi and Punjab Pull Out From Phase-1 of Lockdown Relaxations as Covid-19 Cases Cross 16,000