Two UK returnees jailed for violating quarantine in Sylhet

Our Correspondent

1 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

SYLHET: A special mobile court in Sylhet has sentenced two UK returnees to a week in jail for violating quarantine.

The court has also imposed a fine of Tk 10,000 on each of the violators—Abdun Nur, a 42-year-old resident of Goyashpur in Chhatak of Sunamganj district and Alam Hasan Rauf, 35, of Chanpur in Biswanath upazila.

Police said on Wednesday the duo returned to Bangladesh from the UK on March 22, along with 140 other passengers.

As per the government’s Covid rules, they checked into Gates Hotel Star Pacific Hotel in the city for a seven-day mandatory quarantine for foreign returnees.

During the quarantine period, the samples of both the UK returnees were collected but they managed to flee from the hotel before getting their Covid-19 report.

Being informed, a mobile court led by Executive Magistrate Mohammad Mezbah Uddin tried them and sentenced them to seven days in jail for violating the quarantine rules.

On March 22, nine UK returnees of a family disappeared from a Sylhet hotel, which has been converted into an institutional quarantine centre. However, the nine people returned within 12 hours.