Hyderabad: With the borders of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh literally sealed as part of preventive measures during the countrywide lockdown, people are trying to sneak out of the State in ambulances.
The Hayathnagar police on Friday caught an ambulance ferrying four passengers from Hyderabad to Ravulapalem in East Godavari of Andhra Pradesh.
Police said the driver of the ambulance Chandrashekar, a resident of Sahebnagar in Vanasthalipuram, had agreed to ferry them for Rs.14,000. The ambulance was stopped during checking at the Pedda Amberpet check post. The driver was taken into custody and a case was booked against him under Sections 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 269 (Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) of the Indian Penal Code.
At least five such incidents were reported since Monday, where passengers were being ferried in ambulances under the guise of patients, as emergency vehicles are exempted from the lockdown and can cross the State’s borders.
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