Kannur: Following the announcement of the lockdown, the police have introduced an e-pass system for travel permits. The police receive thousands of applications every day. But most of these are for unnecessary trips. Such applications are rejected by the police.
But the police were shocked to see the e-pass application received on Kannur last day. A native of Irinavu wants to have sex in a place in Kannur in the evening. That’s it. After reading the application, the police handed over the information to the ASP. The city police were also instructed to handcuff the party.
Soon after, the police picked up the applicant, who had made a strange request. The party was sent to the ASP office in Kannur. It was only after questioning the party that the police officers came to know about the incident. The detainee had written that he wanted to leave the ‘six o’clock’ in the evening. However, at the time of writing, ‘Six’ is sex.
The application was submitted without realizing the error that occurred while typing. This is what happened. Upon realizing this, the police released the applicant.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the travel pass system introduced by the police for travel should not be misused. One lakh applications were received within 12 hours. Giving passes to so many applicants would defeat the very purpose of the lockdown. Therefore, the CM said that the purpose of the trip should be properly assessed and the pass should be issued only after realizing the seriousness of the need. Announced in a Facebook post.
CM’s Facebook post in full
Police on Saturday introduced an online pass system for travelling in emergencies. One lakh applications were received within 12 hours of activation. Giving passes to so many applicants would defeat the very purpose of the lockdown. Therefore, it has been suggested that the pass should be issued only after properly assessing the purpose of the trip and realizing the seriousness of the need.
Those who are included in the Essential Services category do not need a pass if they have the identity card of the respective institution. Domestic workers, home nurses and workers who have to travel daily do not usually need an identity card. Police have been directed to issue passes on a priority basis if those in this category apply. When you go to the nearest store to buy medicine, food, milk and vegetables, you only need to keep the affidavit in hand.
Police e-pass: 3,79,618 people applied till 6 p.m.
A total of 3,79,618 people applied for the police’s online e-pass for emergency travel. Of these, 44,902 were issued travel permits. 2,89,178 were denied permission. 45,538 applications are under consideration. The count is Tuesday until 6 p.m.
Pass is not mandatory for hospital travel; Consider medical records and affidavits
Thousands of applications have been received for the online pass system set up by the police in connection with the lockdown. Giving so many passes will defeat the goal of the lockdown. Most of the applications are for the purchase of essentials.
At present, passes are issued only for essential journeys.
Those who are going to buy medicine, food, milk and vegetables from the nearest shop need not apply for the pass just by keeping the affidavit in hand.
Passes are not mandatory for hospital trips but medical documents and affidavits
Carry in hand. A vehicle can carry a maximum of 3 people
Those in the essential service category do not need a pass if they have the identity card of the respective institution.