Covid SOP Violation: Police Arrest 202 Persons, Register 281 FIRs

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday said that since the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, during the last 10 days, it has arrested 202 persons, lodged 281 FIRs and also realised fine to the tune of ₹1,245,790/- from 9247 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley.

A police spokesperson in a statement said that besides, 18 vehicles were also seized for violating Covid-19 SOPs.

“In Central Kashmir Range, 106 persons were arrested, 243 FIRs lodged and fine of ₹148,420/- was realized from 1019 violators. In North Kashmir Range, 63 persons were arrested, 21 FIRs lodged and fine of ₹442,470/- was realized from 3688 violators. In South Kashmir Range, 33 persons were arrested, 17 FIRs were lodged and fine of ₹654,900/- was realized from 4540 violators.”

Besides, interactive meetings were also held at all the District levels with the Imams, religious leaders and Auqaf Committees as they have a critical role in fighting the pandemic and creating awareness on key measures for preventing the spread of Covid-19. They were requested to cooperate with Police in adherence of Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs during the prayers at Masajid.

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