Srinagar, March 23: Jammu and Kashmir administration has announced complete lockdown in the Union Territory till March 31 in a bid to prevent spread of deadly COVID-19, has decided to go act against violators of lockdown in both Kashmir and Jammu regions.
Reliable sources in the administration revealed that whosoever trespasses the lockdown will face a huge fine or a jail term of at least six months.
Official sources privy to the administration’s decision, disclosed to Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS) that if people do not abide by the lockdown orders which have been imposed across Jammu and Kashmir in view of the rising coronavirus cases in the country, the violators will face huge fine and even could be lodged to jail, said senior official of the government.
Pertinently, the number of Covid-19 cases rose to 415 across India today. “Whosoever irrespective of his/her official position/status will face the huge fine or a jail term upto six months,” an official, privy to the decision revealed. “There is no room for any exemption. Everybody has to obey and fully abide the government’s orders and decisions as they are aimed at the security of people.”
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P K Pole also confirmed that the government has decided to impose fine and even put the person behind bars for six months in case there is any violation to the lockdown. “Whosoever violates the lockdown or any order of government, will face the action as per the law of the land,” he told KINS over phone. (KINS)