Coronavirus: Five Arrested For Violating Lockdown Orders

Srinagar

Srinagar Police in its efforts to ensure complete lockdown across the district have arrested five shopkeepers for defying Government prohibitory orders.

A police spokesperson in a statement said that in the jurisdiction of Police Station PS Panthachowk, Police have booked 02 shopkeepers who were found violating the orders imposed by District Magistrate u/s 188 CrPC. Accordingly, cases vide FIR numbers 16/2020 and 17/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Panthachowk and further investigation into the matter has been initiated.

In the jurisdiction of Police Station Soura, Police have booked 03 shopkeepers who were found violating the orders imposed by District Magistrate u/s 188 CrPC. Case FIR No. 25/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Soura and further investigation into the matter has been initiated.

Police have once again requested the general public to follow the restrictions imposed by the Government in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and those who are violating the restrictions will be dealt with strictly. People of the area appreciated the action of police, said the spokesman in a statement.

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