Covid-19 Lockdown Violations: 335 Violators Fined, 26 FIRs Registered & 40 Arrested1 May 2021
Srinagar: Since the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police has enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. A slew of measures including restrictions u-s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. In view of the record surge in daily cases across the Kashmir Valley, Police also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines-SOPs-restrictions strictly throughout the valley. During last 24hrs, Police has arrested 40 persons, lodged 26 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ?51,270- from 335 people for violating the guidelines-rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 11 vehicles & 04 two-wheelers were also seized for violating guidelines-restrictions. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines-rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley. In Bandipora, DC Bandipora Dr Owais Ahmad-IAS accompanied by SSP Bandipora Shri Mohammad Zahid -JKPS and other officers visited various places-markets of Bandipora to inspect the implementation of restrictions & Covid-19 guidelines-SOPs to combat 2nd wave of Covid-19. During the visit, the officers impressed upon the people to exhibit compliance to the government directions for larger public safety and health and also sought their cooperation. They also appealed traders-transporters to strictly follow government orders and Covid-19 SOPs so that the infection rate may be significantly reduced. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs-guidelines-protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall remain to continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.