Punjab News: Ludhiana Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Amarjit Singh Bains, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Amarjit is the third high-ranking officer to have contracted the contagion disease.
Earlier, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Anil Kohli had passed away on April 18. Likewise, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Law and Order, Ashwani Kapoor tested positive in the last week of June.
As per the report, Amarjit Bains was looking after the return of migrants from their home states. Also, he was supervising the distribution of ration among them.
On Monday, Bains had attended a meeting with the officials, including the deputy commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma, MC additional commissioner Sanyam Aggarwal, Jagraon additional deputy commissioner (ADC) Neeru Katyal Gupta and Sub-divisional magistrate (West) Amrinder Singh Malhi.
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Meanwhile, his residence on Mall Road has been sealed while the family members have been quarantined. Taking stern action, the health department has also initiated contact tracing of the official.