Over 2300 people arrested in Jammu and Kashmir since COVID-19 lockdown

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Srinagar: In order to enforce lockdown and to combat COVID-19 threat, Jammu Kashmir Police has lodged 1012 FIRs, seized 1295 shops and vehicles, and arrested 2303 persons.

A police spokesman said that this has been done in the interest of people and action were initiated for defying the government orders.

These arrests and seizure of shops and vehicles were made across Jammu and Kashmir since the implementation of lockdown.

“In Kashmir zone, 568 FIRs have been lodged against persons for violating orders and 64 shops/ 447 vehicles were seized . To restrict the unnecessary movement Police arrested 1691 persons out of which 1683 persons were bailed out after detailed counseling about COVID-19,” the spokesman said.

Similarly in Jammu zone, 444 FIRs were lodged for violating orders and 193 shops, 591 vehicles have been seized for defying government orders. 612 people were arrested for not adhering government orders out of which 608 people were later bailed out after counseling.

The spokesman said that thousands of police personnel are on ground ensuring strict restrictions on the unnecessary movement of people and the vehicular traffic across Jammu and Kashmir.

“Besides helplines in every district have been established 24×7 for help and assistance of general people particularly the needy,” he added. (KNT)

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