BMC engineer arrested for taking bribes, permitting UK returnees to skip obligatory quarantine at Mumbai airport


The BMC said that junior engineer Dinesh Gawande has been suspended with speedy impact and a probe has been instituted

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Mumbai: A BMC junior engineer deputed on the Mumbai worldwide airport was arrested by Sahar police for allegedly illegally exempting vacationers from obligatory institutional quarantine after taking cash from them, a civic official stated on Friday.

Junior engineer Dinesh Gawande has been suspended with speedy impact and a probe has been instituted, stated a BMC launch.

“The junior engineer and two others have been arrested in this connection by Sahar police,” the BMC launch added.

Since 21 December 2020, the BMC has deployed its workers on the airport to make sure vacationers coming from the United Kingdom, the place a brand new pressure had been detected, are positioned in obligatory institutional quarantine.

The BMC stated it alerted airport and CISF authorities after discovering one thing amiss in the way in which quarantine exemption procedures had been being utilized, and it was a CISF probe that had zeroed in on Gawande.

The BMC then filed a criticism with Sahar police station and money and two duplicate stamps had been seized from the three, the civic assertion knowledgeable.

So far, 49,362 passengers who arrived at Mumbai airport from UK and different nations have been positioned below quarantine, it stated.

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