Coronavirus: Six arrested in Bandipora for violating lockdown orders


On the directions of District Magistrate Bandipora, the Bandipora Police on Sunday booked six people in Chandergeer area of Hajin town for violating restriction orders issued by the District Magistrate Bandipora.

Two FIRs have been registered in Police Station Hajin under FIR No 11 and  12 under section 188 IPC at Police station Hajin against six persons who violated the restriction orders thereby risking their own lives and the lives of others. All the accused have been arrested by the Hajin Police during patrolling in the area.

Earlier six persons were arrested by the Hajin Police on Friday who also violated the restriction orders. On Thursday an open FIR was registered at Police Station Pethkoot against people who assembled near ATM in contravention to the Section 144.

Appealing the public to stay indoors for their own safety, Deputy Commissioner Bandipora said that the chain of this pandemic can be broken only by staying indoors. He said more cases have been reported in the district and warned of strict action against people who risk the lives of others by violating restriction orders.

He appealed the general public 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.


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