Amid the rise of COVID 19 infections in the state of Orissa, the BJD has imposed weekend lockdowns and night curfews in several districts and cities to curb the fight. The announcement was made by the Odisha government on April 15th, seeing the rise in the cases. Various districts like Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Baragrah, Naupada, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Nabaranpur, Koraput and Malkangiri. All these districts were to have night curfews from 9 pm to 5 am. Also, it was stated very clearly that No passes would be issued for workers and employees to work in the night, and each delivery boy was carrying emergency items should be carrying their identity cards.
Out of all these, renowned journalist, Tathagata Satpathy’s tweet on April 17th came as a shock. He stated that “Bhubaneshwar Commissionerate Police is busy letting hundreds of illegal sand and chips trucks operate openly” with a proper CCTV camera click! The renowned journalist just opened the police ways to earn excellent money and wealth by letting these trucks roam around openly! Police officers are increasing their wealth by allowing these trucks to roam around. But there is no one about to keep a check on this.
Is this the side business of the Commissionerate Police? How can they use some restrictions to make their pockets heavy? Are all limits on the commoner, none on the police to stop all these? Can all these things be stopped, and can we instead focus on improving the state’s health infrastructure? This was just an instant being recorded by Tathagata sir to bring the eyes of the “Seat Warmers” on the Night activities being done with the help of Night curfew. The condition of COVID is worsening day by day in the state; the officials must focus on the policies laid and not on making wealth.
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Story By- Sayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times
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