As prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC, Disaster Management Act and The Epidemic Disease Act are already in place, District Magistrate, Pulwama, reiterated that there would be no inward and outward movement of any person from the villages declared red zones and the people would stay in their homes to ensure complete lockdown as restrictions are being intensified.
Villages including Khaigam, Sangerwani, Abhama of Tehsil Rajpora and Gudoora, Chandgam, Pinglena and Parigam of Tehsil Pulwama fall in red zone category and adjoining villages of these Tehsils have been declared buffer zones for the safety and well being of the general public.
“The area has become more vulnerable as far as further transmission of the COVID-19 virus is concerned. It is necessary to stagger the further transmission of the disease in the area and it has become imperative to take stringent precautionary measures including declaring concerned villages as red zones and other villages of tehsil Pulwama and Tehsil Rajpora buffer zone,” said the officials.
In this regard, there will be no vehicular movement on the Pulwama-Chakoora, Newa – Parigam and Pulwama – Keller roads.
DM directed the officials concerned to ensure supply of essential commodities as per laid down protocol in the villages covering both local residents and outside labourers and warned of stern action against anyone violating the orders.
As the restrictions are being intensified, people from Red zone villages are appealed to contact 24×7 COVID Control Room (01933240412, 01933240912) for COVID-19 queries and emergencies.
Moreover, People hailing from the Red zone villages have been asked to contact the round the clock (24*7) District Emergency Control room on Landline No 01933-242442, 240354 and 241240, in case of any grievance regarding the essential services and other related issues.
The authorities have warned that violations will invoke relevant sections of IPC and stringent action will be initiated under section 269 IPC ( unlawfully or negligently doing something which is likely to spread infection of any dangerous disease to life, section 270 IPC ( malignant act likely to spread infection of dangerous disease to life), section 271 IPC (knowingly disobeying any quarantine rule) and section 188 IPC ( for disobeying any government order).