An FIR was registered against a youngster, who had recently returned from Dubai and had not disclosed his international travel history, police said here on Wednesday.
“A man from Nehru Nagar locality had returned from Dubai on March 15. However, he did not disclose his international travel history as it would require a 14-days isolation,” additional superintendent of police (city) Rohit Kumar Jha said.
The accused was identified as Amit Rai (37) a resident of Nehru Nagar, Bhilai.
He was booked under Sections 269 (Negligent Act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 270 (Malignant Act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) and 271 (Disobedience to quarantine rule) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 3 of Epidemic Act, 1897.
Chhattisgarh has also enforced the Epidemic Act, 1897 and legal action will be taken against people risking public health, officials said.