24 March 2020
Puri: Amid lockdown, a hotel was sealed and an FIR was lodged against the owner for hiding three foreigners and not reporting their presence to the district administration.
A case was registered under section 269/170/271/188 of IPC against Hotel Dev Bhumi at Baliapanda in Puri for violations of lockdown on establishments etc which is in force to contain the spread of Covid-19.
As per reports, the said hotel, in utter disregard to the lockdown order of the competent authority kept open the business establishment. Three foreigners from Ukraine and Germany who were putting up there have been made to check out and sent to Bhubaneswar Airport from where they will leave for their respective countries.
District Administration has ensured of necessary car pass for these tourists for the journey to Bhubaneswar Airport.