By: Mubashir Aalam Wani
Srinagar: In order to prevent the Coronavirus from spreading, the Corona Curfew imposed by the government continued to remain in place for the 19th straight day across Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday while police claimed to have arrested 157 persons and also realized fine to the tune of Rs 1,33,275 for norm violation in the Valley.
The government imposed Corona Curfew in Srinagar and other districts on April 29 evening and was extended for the four straight times so far. Recently, the government extended the Corona Curfew across 20 districts of J&K till May 24, 2021.
Eye-witnesses informed that police and paramilitary troops were deployed although in large numbers 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 remained closed throughout the day in Srinagar and other districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, as per a statement, during the last 24 hours, police arrested 157 persons, lodged 83 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of Rs 1,33,275 from 869 people for violating the guidelines and rules throughout Kashmir.
“Besides, 55 vehicles and two motorcycles were also seized in Baramulla and Bandipora for violating guidelines and restrictions. Five shopkeepers were also booked by police in Budgam for violating Covid-19 norms,” a police spokesman said.
The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines and rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs and guidelines envisaged by the government to curb COVID-19 pandemic, police said.
Moreover, police urged people to cooperate in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs, guidelines and protocols for the safety of the people. “The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures,” police said. (KNO)