202 people arrested for violating covid protocols in Kashmir: Police

The Jammu and Kashmir Police in the last 10 days has arrested 202 persons, lodged 281 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹1,245,790/- from 9247 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley.

In a statement, a spokesperson said, “Keeping in view the record surge in daily cases across the Kashmir Valley, Police also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs strictly.”

Adding that during the last 10 days, Police has seized, 18 vehicles were also seized for violating Covid-19 SOPs. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley.

Giving details, the spokesperson said, in Central Kashmir Range, 106 persons were arrested, 243 FIRs lodged and fine of ₹148,420/- was realized from 1019 violators.

In North Kashmir Range, 63 persons were arrested, 21 FIRs lodged and fine of ₹442,470/- was realized from 3688 violators. In South Kashmir Range, 33 persons were arrested, 17 FIRs were lodged and fine of ₹654,900/- was realized from 4540 violators.

Besides, interactive meetings were also held at all the District levels with the Imams, religious leaders and Auqaf Committees as they have a critical role in fighting the pandemic and creating awareness on key measures for preventing the spread of Covid-19. They were requested to cooperate with Police in adherence of Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs during the prayers at Masajid, reads the statement.

Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/guidelines/protocols and restriction orders imposed by Government for the safety of the people.

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