In Focus

Making up rules in time of COVID-19

By Gajanan Khergamker

The lockdown relaxations have led to a surge of residents returning to Pune back to their homes from other cities and towns. 

Oddly, certain cooperative housing societies have, claiming to 'protect members' been insisting on NOCs from the police station even insist on self-imposed  quarantine processes for residents follow.

Now this sort of legislating is outright illegal as the police have put nothing in place by way of NOCs for residents arriving from outside Pune, nor has any cooperative housing society any bonafide authority to instruct any resident to undertake quarantine by themselves.

The Pune police, on their part, have also made the position clear. Any society secretary or chairman indulging in these activities can be booked for harrassment and intimidation by the police.

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