MUMBAI: Four travellers from Dubai have been booked by the Andheri police after they slipped out of institutional quarantine within a day. The police are now looking for the quartet that includes a woman.
The travellers had landed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai on February 10. They then checked into the Golden Nest hotel at Andheri East which is a designated quarantine centre for international travellers. But when a BMC team went to check on them on February 11, they had disappeared.
Those booked include Susishil Sabnis, Zubair Mohammad, Nikita Chandar and Swapan Chandradas. They reside in different parts of Maharashtra. They have been booked under section 188 of IPC, police said. An FIR was registered against them on February 18 after the BMC’s K/East Ward employee made a complaint.
Last week, a surprise inspection was conducted by mayor Kishori Pednekar and deputy mayor Suhas Wadkar amid rising Covid-19 cases. It was found that four international travellers who were to quarantine themselves at a hotel in Santacruz had fled instead.