2300 Lockdown Violators Held, 1012 FIRs Filed


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Jammu: Over 2300 people have been arrested by police in the ongoing crackdown against the lockdown violators across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Thursday.

As many as 2303 people have been arrested for defying the government orders, while 1012 first information reports (FIRs) have been registered across the police station in J&K, a police spokesperson said today. Besides, 1295 vehicles and shops have also been seized in the UT.

Giving a break-up, the police spokesperson said that in Kashmir, 568 FIRs have been lodged against the persons for violating government orders and 64 shops and 447 vehicles were seized for defying the orders.

“To restrict the unnecessary movement Police arrested 1691 persons out of which 1683 persons were bailed out after detailed counseling were given regarding the Covid-19,” the spokesperson said.

Similarly, in Jammu 444 FIRs were lodged for violating government orders and 193 shops, 591 vehicles have been seized for defying government orders.

“612 persons were arrested for not adhering government orders out of which 608 persons were later bailed out,” the spokesperson added.

28 Lockdown ‘Violators’ Held In Handwara

Police on Thursday arrested 28 people for allegedly violating prohibitory orders in Handwara tehsil of the frontier Kupwara district.

28 people were arrested and four shops were sealed in Handwara by police today for violating government orders imposed in view of coronavirus pandemic, a police spokesperson said. He said the arrests were made despite police making time to time announcements urging people to comply with the lockdown orders.

Police urged people to follow the government orders so that the deadly disease could be controlled.

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