Thiruvananthapuram: This time on the list of violators of quarantine rules is an IAS officer from Kerala. After returning from Singapore, he was recommended home quarantine. However, the officer violated the rules by making a trip to Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur. Also Read - Delhi Unlock: From Restaurant Timings to New Rules For Bars, All Your FAQs Answered

“The sub-collector returned to Kollam on March 19 to join duty but was asked to go into home quarantine as a precautionary measure since he had just returned from abroad after leave. However, on Thursday, we found out that he was not in Kollam. Instead, he had reached Kanpur. He had left on the 19th itself,” NDTV quoted Kollam Collector B Abdul Nasar as saying. Also Read - Mystery Still Unresolved: Bean-Shaped Structure in Arabian Sea Could be a Plankton Assemblage, Suspect Experts

Kollam district collector B. Abdul Nassar told the media on Friday that he has given an explanation that when he was told to go into self isolation, he presumed it was to go to his residence back home in Kanpur. Also Read - International Yoga Day 2021 LIVE Updates: India Celebrates Yoga Day; President, Union Ministers Participate

“This is a violation of protocol and I will submit the report of his act to the State government, who are authorised to take further action,” said Nassar.

State Fisheries Minister J. Mercykutty, who hails from Kollam district said this is a clear case of a lack of social commitment and hence such deeds take place.

Mishra is a 2016 batch and recently came to Kollam to take up the charge of Sub Collector.

According to reports, Mishra got married recently and returned from Singapore and when his seniors informed him to go into self isolation, as that was the norm for all returning from abroad, he started it at his official residence, last week.

On Thursday, the officials found out that he was not present in his official residence at Kollam and after seeking his route map, was traced with the help of police, to Kanpur.

With the District Collector indicating this as a clear cut violation, the State Government will have to decide on what action needs to be taken against him.

(With agency inputs)