COVID-19: Imam among 15 arrested for violating orders in Bandipora



A man walks past the government government forces as restrictions are imposed on the movement of people after the first woman was tested positive for COVID-19 in Srinagar. Photograph by Bhat Burhan

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday detained 15 persons including an Imam for violating prohibitory orders in north Kashmir’s Bandipora. Police also seized 12 vehicles in the same district.

SSP Bandipora Rahul Malik told  that some people were seen in the district violating government orders and were roaming freely. Some were busy in gossips on shop fronts. “We have arrested 15 persons and registered formal cases against them,” he said, adding that 12 vehicles that were plying unnecessarily on road were seized.

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SDPO Sumbal, Muhammad Asif said that a clergy-man was arrested for leading prayers at a local mosque at Ajas Market. “This Imam not only violated the social distancing concept but also put the lives of other people to risk,” he added. (KNT)

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