Coronavirus: Over A Score Arrested For Defying Lockdown Orders


Police on Thursday said it arrested two dozen persons in Bandipora for defying lockdown imposed in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

A Police spokesman in a statement said, “Continuing its actions against violators of government prohibitory orders, Police in Bandipora have booked two dozen persons for violation of prohibitory orders issued by District Administration Bandipora over COVID-19.”

“In the jurisdiction of Police Station Sumbal, two dozen persons have been arrested by police who had gathered for congretional prayers at a mosque in Nesbal Sumbal area of Bandipora for violating the Government prohibitory orders over COVID-19,” said the spokesman.

“Accordingly a case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Sumbal and investigation has been taken up,” he said.

“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 restriction orders will be dealt strictly,” said the spokesman.


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