Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 678 violators fined, 92 FIRs registered, 145 arrested

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 145 persons, lodged 92 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹1,09,200/- from 678 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 15 vehicles were also seized in Budgam and Kulgam for violating guidelines/restrictions and indulging in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals. 04 shopkeepers were also booked by police in Ganderbal and Handwara for violating Covid-19 norms.

To ensure strict implementation of Corona Curfew and adhering of guidelines issued by Govt in view of Covid19 Pandemic, today SP Handwara Sandeep Gupta-IPS visited market Handwara and its adjacent areas and checked naka deployed at different locations of PD. He was accompanied by ASP Handwara Shri Mashkoor Ahmad-JKPS, SDPO Handwara, Tehsildar Handwara and SHO Handwara.

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

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