Srinagar: As many as 919 people were fined while 19 others were arrested during the last 24 hours for violating Corona curfew and other guidelines imposed to curtail the spread of the infection in Kashmir valley.
A police spokesperson on Sunday said continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of second wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police have enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious COVID-19.
“Police have also enhanced the efforts to implement the COVID-19 guidelines, SOPs and restrictions strictly in the valley,” he said, adding slew of measures including restrictions under section 144 CrPc, have been put into place to contain the spread of the infection.
“During the last 24 hours, police arrested 19 persons, lodged eight FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of Rs 1,10,820 from 919 people for violating the guidelines and rules in the valley,” he said.
He said the special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines and rules would continue in all the districts of Kashmir to ensure that people adhere to SOPs and guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic.
“People are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs, guidelines and protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive will continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures,” he added. (UNI)