Coronavirus: FIR registered against people violating restriction orders in Bandipora


On the directions of District Magistrate Bandipora, the Bandipora Police registered an FIR against the people violating restriction orders issued by the District Magistrate Bandipora in the district on Thursday.

Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, said that a large number of people had gathered outside an ATM at Pazalpora Chowk violating the restriction orders imposed under section 144 risking the lives of others amid coronavirus pandemic.

An open FIR No 07/2020 under Section 188 and 269 IPC has been registered at Police Station Pethkoot against the unknown persons who violated the restriction orders and enquiry has been initiated.

DC Bandipora said that the Police is investigating the matter and shall identify the culprits soon by assessing the CCTV footage of the area. He said the people violating restriction orders shall be strictly dealt with.

Appealing people to stay indoors for their own safety, Mirza said that the chain of this pandemic can be broken by staying indoors.

He asked the people to cooperate with the administration and ensure strict adherence to the order. He said violation of the order would constitute a criminal offence and attract strict action under Section 188 of IPC.

He said the district administration has put in place a mechanism to ensure uninterrupted supplies and deliveries of essential services to the general public of the district and will be home-delivered to residents as part of this mechanism.


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