Coronavirus: 50 Arrested For Violating Lockdown Orders


Continuing its actions against violators of government prohibitory orders, Police in many parts of Kashmir have booked 44 persons besides, seized vehicles in Handwara and Awantipora.

A police spokesman in a statement said that Handwara Police in its efforts to ensure complete lockdown across PD Handwara booked 30 persons for violating Govt prohibitory orders in the jurisdiction of PS Handwara and Vilgam.

“Accordingly, cases vide FIR numbers 89/2020, 90/2020, 91/2020 under relevant sections of the law were registered in Police Station Handwara against 17 persons & a case FIR number 18/2020 was registered against 13 persons at Police Station Vilgam who were defying Govt orders. Two vehicles have also been seized by PS Vilgam,” said the spokesman.

In another action, Sopore Police have booked 14 persons who were violating Govt orders. In this regard, police registered a case FIR No. 57/2020 under relevant sections of law at Police Station Sopore and further investigation has been initiated, he said.

He said that in the jurisdiction of Police Station Batamaloo, six shopkeepers were also booked for defying the Govt prohibitory orders.

“They have been identified as Abdul Gani Sheikh, Waseem Ahmad Sheikh both residents of Baranpather Batamaloo, Hilal Ahmad Wani resident of Iqbal Colony Sonwar, Showkat Hussain Mir resident of Shivpora Sonawar Srinagar, Gh Mohi-Ud-Din Pandit resident of Iqbal Abad Bemina and Nisar Ahmad Dar resident of HMT Srinagar,” said the spokesman.

Accordingly, cases vide FIR numbers 32/2020, 33/2020, 34/2020 and 35/2020 under relevant sections of the law were registered in Police Station Batamaloo and further investigations into the case have been initiated.

In Awantipora, Police have seized 23 vehicles and 14 bikes from different areas of PD Awantipora for violating Government orders. Among the seized vehicles, 15 vehicles & 07 bikes were seized by PS Awantipora, 06 vehicles & 02 bikes were seized by PS Pampore, 02 vehicles & 05 bikes were seized by PS Khrew who were found plying in the said areas without the passes issued by the competent authorities, said the spokesman.

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 a police spokesman in a statement.


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