War on Covid: Police To File FIRs Against Repeat Offenders

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Srinagar: As coronavirus cases in this capital city continue to show an upwards trend, the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday warned to file cases against the people who are repeatedly found violating Covid-19 protocols.

The decision to slap FIRs against the offenders was taken in a meeting of police officers chaired by SSP Srinagar, Sandeep Chaudhary on Tuesday to discuss the measures for ensuring CAB (Covid Appropriate Behaviour) is observed by the general public, a police spokesperson said.

During the meeting, he said, a detailed discussion was held to create awareness about the necessary COVID-19 appropriate SOPs among the masses by engaging through public meetings. He further said that engagement with market associations, transport associations among others was underlined as paramount in the meeting.

“Various measures required to enforce the Covid appropriate behaviour were also discussed. These include imposition of fines on the violators as well as extending assistance to the teams of Civil administration. In cases of repeated violations of COVID19 protocol, FIRs will be registered against the offenders,” the police spokesperson said.

He further said that police have been at the forefront in the fight against COVID19 pandemic and will continue to deploy all measures for the safety and good health of every citizen in these challenging times.

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