24 arrested for violation norms in Kashmir: Police

Srinagar: As many as 2105 people were fined while 24 were arrested during the last 24 hours for violating COVID guidelines in Kashmir valley.

A police spokesperson on Sunday said continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of the second wave of coronavirus, J&K police enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious COVID-19.

“During the last 24 hours, police arrested 24 people, lodged six FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of Rs 2,40,470 from 2105 people in the valley for violating the various guidelines/rules/SOPs regarding Covid-19,” he said.

He said the special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued in all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/guidelines envisaged by the government to curb COVID-19 pandemic.

“Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/protocols for their own safety and for the safety of others,” he said, adding that the special drives will continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.

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