Coronavirus: 49 arrested for defying prohibitory orders in Kashmir, 23 vehicles seized


Police have arrested forty-nine persons for allegedly violating the prohibitory orders imposed in Kashmir to prevent the spread of deadly coronavirus disease.

A youth arrested by police in Sopore for allegedly violating the prohibitory orders to prevent the spread of deadly coronavirus disease, Pic: Police

A police spokesman in a statement said that Police in a series of action against violators of prohibitory orders issued u/s 144 CrPC have arrested 49 individuals from Srinagar, Sopore, Handwara and Anantnag.

“In Srinagar, police received information regarding the gathering at Gani Memorial Stadium, Srinagar. Officers swung into action and arrested three persons in connection of violating the orders issued by the government under section 144 CrPC to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said the spokesman.

“They have been identified as Faisal Shafi Chaira, Anzar Sajad Bazaz both residents of Rajouri Kadal and Shukran Manzoor resident of Hawal. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Nowhatta where they remain in custody,” he said.

“In Sopore, ten individuals have been arrested for violating prohibitory orders u/s 144 CrPC in the district,” he added.

The spokesman said that Police booked 35 persons for defying prohibitory orders and seized 23 vehicles from different areas of Handwara.

Similarly in Anantnag, one individual has been arrested for defying restrictions u/s 144 CrPC, he said.

Cases under relevant sections of the law have been registered in this regard and investigations were initiated, he added.

“General public are requested to cooperate with police in order to stop the spread of this pandemic and follow the guidelines issued by the government. The restrictions imposed are for the greater interest of the general public. People are requested to stay at home in order to reduce the chances of spreading this virus,” said a police spokesman in a statement.


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