The District Magistrate Ashish Chauhan confirmed that Revenue Police in Uttarakashi booked 47 people including 2 children for violating quarantine.
The incident happened on 10 April 2020, when a family including two children had returned from their village in Haryana and were asked to remain in-home quarantine. The DM said that Girish Singh Rana an assistant engineer in the irrigation department, deployed as COVID-19 magistrate was asked to prepare a report on the incident. Rana inquired over phone-call and was unaware of the age of the violators while preparing the report, due to which the names of the children came up in the list. He did not visit the villages as per norms.
On 22 April 2020, Rana was suspended for dereliction of duty.
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