Lockdown for all in COVID-19 times: Sikkim Judge's car asked to turn back

The judge's vehicle had proceeded on the basis of an e-pass granted by the District Collector Sikkim East. However, on the SDM's instructions, the High Court Judge cooperated and asked the driver to abandon the journey.
Lockdown for all in COVID-19 times: Sikkim Judge's car asked to turn back

A car sent out by Sikkim High Court judge, Justice Bhaskar Pradhan to transport his wife from West Bengal to Gangtok amid the COVID-19 lockdown was reportedly denied permission to cross the State border, in view of the lockdown rules.

The judge had been given an e-pass by the District Collector Sikkim East on condition that his wife remain in quarantine for a period of 14 days once she has returned.

All the same, the judge's vehicle was barred from going ahead with the journey by the Sub-Divisional Magistrate on duty. The judge, on his part, reportedly instructed the driver to cooperate with authority and abandon the trip.

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