Govt Employee Booked for Group Prayers

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Bandipora: Acting tough against the violators of prohibitory orders in the district, Bandipora Police on the directions of Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shabaz Mirza, booked a government employee who tried to violate the restriction orders, on Thursday.

Mohammad Shaban Wani a government employee was booked on the charges of trying to organize congregational prayers in the area thereby risking lives of people and violating prohibitory orders which have been strictly enforced by the administration.

A FIR no. 16 under section 188 IPC has been registered in Police Station Hajin against the said employee and further investigations have been taken up.

Pertinently, Bandipora district has turned out to be hotspots in the context of COVID-19, where till now 99 cases of Coronavirus have been reported. However, 18 persons have also recovered.

Meanwhile, appealing the public to stay indoors for their own safety, Deputy Commissioner Bandipora said that the chain of the chain of the pandemic can be broken only by staying indoors. He said more cases have been reported in the district and warned of strict action against people who risk the lives of others by violating restriction orders.

He appealed the general public to cooperate with the administration and ensure strict adherence to the order. He said violation of the order would constitute criminal offence and attract strict action under Section 188 of IPC.

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