Police registers 103 FIR, detains 118 persons for violating SoPs, slaps fine on 730 violators
By: Mubashir Aalam Wani
Srinagar, Apr 30: Most of the roads across Srinagar and ten other districts of Jammu and Kashmir wore a deserted look on Friday in wake of the 84-hour-long lockdown imposed by the government in an order to prevent the virus from spreading.
On the first day of the lockdown, 118 persons were detained for violating SoPs while as 103 FIRs were lodged in various police stations the past 24 hours.
The lockdown or Corona Curfew was imposed on Thursday evening and will remain in place till Monday morning in 11 districts including the summer capital of the Union Territory. The remaining nine districts also remained under strict restrictions from this evening to Monday morning.
The police and paramilitary troopers were deployed on roads since the wee hours of this morning to enforce the lockdown strictly.
The barricades and concertina wires were erected at many places and bridges to thwart the public movement. The officers from different departments were also seen on roads to ensure that the lockdown is implemented in letter and spirit.
However, the emergency services, standalone shops were normally functioning throughout the restriction bound districts as the government had exempted them from the restrictions.
Besides, public transport with 50 per cent seating capacity was also allowed to ply today by the authorities.
Meanwhile, police acted tough against those violating the lockdown restrictions.
“During the last 24 hours, police detained 118 persons, lodged 103 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of Rs 90,610 from 730 people for violating the guidelines, rules throughout Kashmir valley,” a police spokesman said.
He said four vehicles were also seized for violating guidelines and restrictions.
Police urged people to cooperate in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs, guidelines, protocols for the safety of the people.
“The special drive shall remain continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures,” the spokesman said.(KNO)