Omicron fears: Karnataka police strengthens checking of negative RT-PCR report of people entering from Maharashtra

Maharashtra doctor booked after his verbal showdown with Karnataka cops at border checkpoint goes viral

Published: 28th November 2021 04:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th November 2021 12:30 PM   |  A+A-

Karnataka border

Officials trying to control the angry doctor at the checkpost. (Photo | Express)

By Express News Service

BELAGAVI: The fear of the 'Omicron', a new variant of COVID-19, has created fresh worries among the people in the state. The authorities have tightened the check posts of Karnataka-Maharashtra borders to control the spread of COVID-19. However, an incident of verbal clash between the police staff and a Maharashtra based doctor over showing the negative RT-PCR report and vaccination certificate was reported at the Kognolli check post at Karnataka-Maharashtra boundary on Sunday.

Following the instructions from the government, the health officials, police staff have been alerted to strictly check the people entering inside the state. Therefore, a high alert has been declared at all the borders of the state. The district police of Belagavi has started strictly checking the negative RTPCR report and
vaccination certificate of the people entering into Karnataka boundary at Kugnolli check post.

On Sunday, police stopped a traveller, who is a doctor by profession and a native native of Kolhapur, Maharashtra, Dr Swamy Nandimath at the checkpost.

The police asked for the negative RT-PCR report and the certificate of vaccination from him. However, objecting to the same, the doctor jumped into an argument with the police and was said to have used filthy language while talking. The angry police also argued back and turning it into a verbal clash with the doctor. The video of the same incident has gone viral on social media. The police then took the doctor into custody for violation of the government guidelines and has booked a case against him at Nippani police station.

ALSO WATCH | COVID: Can an RT-PCR test help detect omicron?


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp