Covid-19 guidelines violations: 978 violators fined, 06 FIRs registered, 17 arrested; Police held review meetings with religious leaders _Police seeks public cooperation to mitigate spread of virus_

April 28:In it's continuous efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus, the J&K Police has been organizing several public awareness drives, interaction programmes, distribution of masks, public announcements and distribution of pamphlets across Kashmir.

Now, keeping in view the recent daily surge in the number of cases in Kashmir Valley, Police in its efforts to implement Covid-19 guidelines strictly has arrested 17 persons in the last 24 hours, lodged 06 FIRs and also realized the fine to the tune of ₹118,760/- from 978 people for violating the guidelines/rules. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley.

Moreover, Budgam & Sopore Police held review meetings with the Imams, religious leaders and Auqaf Committees regarding adherence to the COVID-19 containment measures to be followed in Masajid. These meetings were held at SDPO office Khansahab and Police Station Dangiwacha. The meeting at SDPO office Khansahab was chaired by SDPO alongwith BMO Khansahab, while as SHO PS Dangiwacha chaired a meeting at PS Dangiwacha.

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.```