Srinagar: In view of record surge in daily cases across the Valley, Police has enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs strictly.
“During the last 10 days, Police has arrested 202 persons, lodged 281 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹1,245,790/- from 9247 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 18 vehicles were also seized for violating Covid-19 SOPs. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Valley,” a police spokesman said.
In Central Kashmir, 106 persons were arrested, 243 FIRs lodged and fine of ₹148,420/- was realized from 1019 violators.
In North Kashmir, 63 persons were arrested, 21 FIRs lodged and fine of ₹442,470/- was realized from 3688 violators.
In South Kashmir, 33 persons were arrested, 17 FIRs were lodged and fine of ₹654,900/- was realized from 4540 violators.
“Besides, interactive meetings were also held at all the District levels with the Imams, religious leaders and Auqaf Committees as they have a critical role in fighting the pandemic and creating awareness on key measures for preventing the spread of Covid-19. They were requested to cooperate with Police in adherence of Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs during the prayers at Masajid,” the spokesman said.
“Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/guidelines/protocols and restriction orders imposed by Government for the safety of the people,” he added.