602 violators fined, 58 FIRs registered, 106 arrested: Police
Srinagar: In order to prevent spread of Covid 19, the Corona Curfew continued to remain in place across Jammu and Kashmir for the ninth straight day on Saturday while police said that 106 persons were arrested in Kashmir for violating the norms.
The government has imposed lockdown across J&K till May 10 after the COVID cases witnessed a spike across the Union Territory.
The markets and the roads wore a deserted look throughout the day.
They said that the police and paramilitary troopers we deployed on the roads since the wee hours of this morning to enforce the lockdown. The barricades were also erected while the forces deployed on the roads had also erected concertina wires on the roads, thus halting the vehicular movement.
Moreover, the standalone shops and emergency services were functioning normally while the public transport too was plying normally on the roads.
A police spokesman said since the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, K Police has enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. 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 106 persons, lodged 58 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹91,150/- from 602 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 29 vehicles were also seized in Budgam, Sopore and Baramulla for violating guidelines/restrictions and indulging in illegal excavation and transportation of minerals,” he said.
He said 29 vehicles were also seized in Budgam, Sopore and Baramulla for violating guidelines and restrictions and indulging in illegal excavation and transportation of minerals.
“The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
Police appealed to people to cooperate in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs, guidelines and protocols for the safety of the people.