Coronavirus: Two shopkeepers arrested for defying prohibitory orders in Kashmir

Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have arrested two shopkeepers in central Kashmir for defying the orders of lockdown issued by the government to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.

A police spokesman in a statement said that officers in the jurisdiction of police station Nowgam arrested a shopkeeper identified as Sajad Ahmad Wani resident of Bunpora Nowgam, Srinagar for violating government prohibitory orders.

“He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. A case FIR No.  34/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Nowgam and investigation into the matter has been initiated,” said the spokesman.

Meanwhile, Ganderbal Police along with Magistrate have also arrested a shopkeeper and sealed his shop for violating the government prohibitory orders over COVID-19.

“Officers in the jurisdiction of Police Station Kheerbhawani along with Magistrate arrested a shopkeeper and sealed his shop for violating government prohibitory orders,” said the spokesman.

“He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. A case FIR number 09/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Kheerbawani and investigation into the matter has been initiated,” he said.

“Police have once again requested the general public to follow the government prohibitory orders in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and those who are violating the restriction orders will be dealt strictly,” said a police spokesman in a statement.

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