Srinagar: In order to prevent the Coronavirus from spreading, the Corona Curfew imposed by the government continued to remain in place for the 21st straight day across Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday while police claimed to have arrested 216 persons and also realized fine to the tune of Rs 1,98,190 for norm violation in the Valley.
Notably, the government has imposed Corona Curfew in Srinagar and other districts on April 29 evening, which was extended for the four straight times so far. The government has announced 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.
Moreover, as per a statement, during the last 24 hours, Police has arrested 216 persons, lodged 107 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of Rs 1,98,190 from 1469 people for violating the guidelines and rules throughout Kashmir.
“Besides, eight vehicles were also seized in Kulgam for violating guidelines and restrictions,” police said.
A police spokesman said that 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.
Meanwhile, police have 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)