Kollam District Collector Abdul Nasar says Sub-Collector Anupam Mishra, who had been asked to be home quarantined, left for Bengaluru without informing anyone.

Back from Singapore, Kerala IAS officer and wife jump home quarantine

New Delhi: IAS officer Anupam Mishra who had escaped home quarantine after he returned from his honeymoon from Singapore was suspended by the Kerala government Friday. Earlier in the day, Mishra was booked by the police for violating the quarantine orders. The 2016-batch IAS officer posted as the sub-collector of Kollam district in Kerala is learnt to have fled quarantine after coming back from Singapore last week. Mishra had returned to India on 19 March and reportedly left for Bengaluru from Kollam. “He got married in February and was travelling to Singapore with his wife after that,” Kollam District Collector Abdul Nasar told ThePrint. Mishra’s brother, a doctor, lives in Bengaluru, Nasar added. Asked if action would be taken against Mishra, Nasar said it depends on the government. “Firstly, Kerala has the highest number of cases in the country, and secondly, very recently, the IAS officer who had fatally run over a journalist while drunk driving was reinstated by the government,” the officer said. The copy has been updated to reflect the fact that Mishra has been booked by the state police. For the best reports & opinion on politics, governance and more, subscribe to ThePrint on Telegram .

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