Coronavirus: 14 Arrested For Defying Lockdown Orders, 10  Vehicles Seized

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday said it arrested 14 persons for defying government lockdown orders to contain the spread of coronavirus.

A police spokesman in a statement said, “Acting tough against the violators of Government prohibitory orders, Srinagar Police have arrested 14 persons besides, sealed 4 shops and seized 10 vehicles for defying the restriction orders imposed by Government in view of Covid-19.”

“Officers in the jurisdiction of Police Station Nigeen along with concerned magistrate have arrested four persons and sealed four shops for violating lockdown orders. Cases FIR No 96/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Nigeen and further investigation into the case has been initiated,” said the spokesman.

“Similarly, in another action, 10 persons have been arrested and 10 vehicles were also seized for violating the prohibitory orders imposed by Government. Case FIR No. 97/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Nigeen and further investigation into the case has been initiated,” he said.

“Srinagar 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 restrictions will be dealt strictly,” said the spokesman in a statement.

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