Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 629 violators fined, 46 FIRs registered & 81 arrested* _Police seeks public cooperation to mitigate spread of virus_

May 03: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 last 24hrs, Police has arrested 81 persons, lodged 46 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹93,620/- from 629 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 03 vehicles were also seized in Budgam for violating guidelines/restrictions.*

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.

In Budgam, SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS held an interaction with DDCs of district Budgam at District Police office Budgam while following social distancing norms and other protocols. During the interaction, SSP Budgam briefed the DDCs about their role and responsibility for the containment of Covid-19 surge in their respective areas.

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.