Meeting held by IAS officer Dr Vinod Rao at GMERS Hospital, Gotri
Vadodara: Nine cops posted in the special operations group (SOG) have tested positive for Covid-19.
All the nine have been admitted to the hospital while those who came in touch with them will be tested soon. The police said that many other cops posted in different departments have tested positive too.
In the past five days, 20 cops have been reported to be infected.
“The SOG sleuths may have got infected when they went to nab a wanted man in Dahod. The accused tested positive for coronavirus following which, the team that nabbed him too was tested,” said Anupam Singh Gahlaut, city police commissioner.
Apart from SOG, a prevention of crime branch (PCB), PSI too has tested positive.
The driver and commando posted with DCP (zone I), Deepak Meghani, along with four clerical staff posted in the Police Bhavan too have got infected with the virus.
“The teams that nab wanted persons are always at the risk of getting infected. Many complainants and applicants turn up at our offices too which exposes our clerical staff to the virus,” Gahlaut said.
He said that the police teams are taking maximum precautions while nabbing the accused and their priority is to get them tested before arresting them formally.