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Covid-19 Lockdown violations:  789 violators fined, 79 FIRs registered & 169 arrested

Police seeks public cooperation to mitigate spread of virus

Srinagar, May 17, 2021: Since the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police has enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19.

In view of the record surge in daily cases across the Kashmir Valley, Police also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley. During the last 24hrs, Police have arrested 169 persons, lodged 79 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹110,660/- from 789 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley.

The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic.

Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/ protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall remain continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.

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