Coronavirus: 110 Arrested For Defying Lockdown Orders, 8 Vehicles Seized

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Srinagar

Police on Friday said it arrested 110 persons in Srinagar, Bandipora and Handwara for defying lockdown imposed in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

A police spokesman in a statement said, “Acting tough against the violators of Government prohibitory orders, Police  in Srinagar, Bandipora and Handwara have arrested 110 persons and seized 08 vehicles for defying the restriction orders imposed by the government in view of Covid-19.”

In Srinagar, Police have arrested 26 persons including 7 shopkeepers in the jurisdictions of Police Station Shaheed Gunj, Nowgam, Khanyar and Parimpora for defying the restriction orders imposed by the government in view of Covid-19 and also seized 02 vehicles. Cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective Police Stations and further investigations into the cases have been initiated, said the spokesman.

In Bandipora, Police have arrested 50 persons and seized 06 vehicles for breaching the prohibitory orders of District Magistrate Bandipora across the district. Cases under relevant sections of law have been registered and investigations in the cases have been initiated, he said.

In Handwara, Police Station Qalamabad have arrested 10 persons for violating prohibitory orders imposed u/s144 CrPC. While Police Station Kralgund have arrested 19 persons for violating the prohibitory orders over Coronavirus. Similarly, Police Station Handwara have arrested 05 persons for violating prohibitory orders imposed by District Magistrate u/s 144 CrPC.  Cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective Police Stations and investigations in the cases have been initiated, he added.

Police have once again requested the general public to follow the restrictions imposed by Government in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and those who are violating the restriction orders will be dealt strictly, said the spokesman.

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