Covid-19 Lockdown violations:  601 violators fined, 49 FIRs registered & 115 arrested

Police seeks public cooperation to mitigate spread of virus

Srinagar May 06 (KNS): Since the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police has enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19.

In view of the record surge in daily cases across the Kashmir Valley, Police also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley. During last 24hrs, Police has arrested 115 persons, lodged 49 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ?103,370/- from 601 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 06 vehicles were also seized in Budgam for violating Covid-19 norms.

The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by the government to curb COVID-19 pandemic.

Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/guidelines/protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall remain to continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.(KNS)

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