5 Booked For Friday Prayer Assembly in Kashmir Valley


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Srinagar: Police on Friday booked five people for assembling in a Masjid in Baramulla district to offer congregational Friday prayers in violation of prohibitory orders.

The five people, whose identity is not yet known, assembled in Jamia Masjid in Vizer village of the district after an announcement for prayers was made by a local, news agency CNS reported.

Following the alleged violation of government orders, police station Kreeri registered a case FIR No 27/ 2020 under sections 188, 269, 270 of the Indian Penal Code against the five unidentified locals.

42 Lockdown Violators Held

At least 42 people, including shopkeepers on Friday were arrested by police from several towns of the Valley for alleged violation of prohibitory orders imposed to contain coronavirus.

Here in this capital city, 15 people, five among them shopkeepers were arrested from Kursu Rajbagh and while five shopkeepers were held by cops in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of police station Sadder, a police spokesperson said.

He said that a case FIR No 27/2020 and FIR numbers 55/2020, 56/2020, 57/2020, 58/2020 and 59/2020 under relevant sections of law have been registered in Rajbagh and Sadder and further investigation has been initiated

In Ganderbal district, 3 persons were arrested for violating government orders. “In this regard a case FIR No 64/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Ganderbal,” the police spokesperson said.

In Handwara, police arrested 24 alleged lockdown violators and seized two vehicles. Giving a break-up of the arrested, the police spokesperson said that 4 were arrested from Handwara, eight from Qalamabad and 12 from Vilgam.

He said cases have been registered against the accused and further investigations started.

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