The sub-inspector was posted at Sector 36 police station in Chandigarh. (Representational photo)
The sub-inspector was posted at Sector 36 police station in Chandigarh. (Representational photo)

Woman cop suspended for breaching Covid protocol in Chandigarh

Sub-inspector Sarita Roy violated the Covid protocol of home isolation by attending a party, senior officials said. The suspension order was recommended by assistant superintendent of police Shruti Arora
By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2021 01:15 AM IST

A woman sub-inspector of Chandigarh Police was placed under suspension for breach of Covid-19 protocol and indiscipline on Tuesday.

SI Sarita Roy, posted at Sector 36 police station, was suspended and attached with Police Lines.

A senior Chandigarh police officer said that Sarita remained on leave for considerable period of time in the past over four months on one pretext or another. She was to join duty on June 10, but sought extension of leave saying that her husband had tested positive for Covid-19.

It is learnt that Sarita had submitted a report from PGIMER and stated that she had been asked to stay in home isolation. Her request for extension of leave was granted on basis of recommendation of home isolation by the doctor. However, Sarita, as per the senior officials, attended a party, breaching the Covid protocol of home isolation.

The suspension order was recommended by assistant superintendent of police (ASP) Shruti Arora for indiscipline.

“I have sought complete report on the issue,” said Kuldeep Singh Chahal, senior superintendent of police, Chandigarh, while confirming that the sub-inspector has been placed under suspension.

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