An FIR was registered against a Congress corporal in the town of Bilaspur, in Chhattisgarh, for allegedly asking his tenant, a nurse, to leave the house, fearing that she might become a carrier of coronavirus.
Corporal Sitaram Jaiswal, however, denied the allegation and stated that he was being found.
A file was filed against him at the Civil Lines police station on Saturday following a complaint from the doctor at the hospital where the nurse works, said a police official.
The complainant alleged that Jaiswal asked the woman to leave the house on Friday, claiming that being a health worker, she was more likely to contract the viral infection.
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The nurse then left the house and left for his village near the town of Bilaspur, he said.
The FIR was registered under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (disobedience of an order duly promulgated by an official) and the provisions of the Epidemic Disease Law, said the official, adding that no arrests were made. has been completed as a further investigation is underway.
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Meanwhile, Jaiswal denied the charges, saying the woman left the house by herself because she wanted to quit her job.
“I did not force her to leave the house. I am involved in false accusations,” he said.
As of Saturday, Chhattisgarh has reported seven cases of COVID-19, including one in Bilaspur.