Covid-19 Lockdown violations:  874 violators fined, 70 FIRs registered & 137 arrested

Police seeks public cooperation to mitigate spread of virus

SRINAGAR May 15 (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 the last 24hrs, Police has arrested 137 persons, lodged 70 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ?128,480/- from 874 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 06 vehicles were also seized in Bandipora for violating guidelines/restrictions.

In Ganderbal, a Police party led by SHO Police Station Safapora along with Executive Magistrate Lar while enforcing restrictions in Safapora area found 12 shopkeepers violating the guidelines issued by the district administration.  Accordingly, all the 12 shops were sealed on spot.

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 the 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 continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.(KNS)

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