143 arrested, 79 FIRs registered: Police
Srinagar: The Corona Curfew, which continued to remain in place for the fifth straight day on Tuesday, has been extended till Monday while police arrested 143 persons and lodged 79 FIRs against the persons found violating the lockdown norms.
An official spokesman said the Corono curfew, which was to be lifted on Thursday 7 am, has been extended in five districts of J&K till Monday (May 10) 7 am in view of surge in Covid cases and positivity rate.
The Corona Curfew has been extended in Srinagar, Baramulla, Budgam and Jammu. Besides, Samba district will also be under Corona Curfew from 7 pm on Wednesday 5 May 2021 till 7 am on Monday, 10 May 2021.
The Corona curfew at night shall continue in all Municipal / Urban Local Body limits of all the districts of the UT, including the above five districts. Night curfew and other restrictions when curfew is not there will continue as before.
The lockdown was imposed on last Thursday evening to prevent the virus from spreading.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar were enforcing the lockdown personally today.
The police and paramilitary troops were deployed in large number in the city and other areas to enforce the lockdown restrictions. The barricades and concertina wires were erected at many places and bridges to thwart the public movement, they said.
Meanwhile, all the shops and business establishments barring emergency services, standalone shops remained closed throughout the day in Srinagar and other districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Besides, the public transport with 50 per cent seating capacity was also allowed to ply today by the authorities.
Meanwhile, a police spokesman said police arrested 143 persons, lodged 79 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of Rs 84,930 from 620 people for violating the guidelines, rules throughout Kashmir valley.
He said seven vehicles were also seized in Budgam and Bandipora for violating guidelines and restrictions.
“The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines, rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs and guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
Police also urged people to cooperate in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs, guidelines and protocols for the safety of the people.