Over 30 people booked for violating lockdown rules
Deshdoot Times

Over 30 people booked for violating lockdown rules

Gaurav Pardeshi


The Deolali Camp police has booked over 30 people for violations relating to the Section 144 CrPC order in the state, in force to implement a lockdown ordered by the state government as part of its fight against the spread of coronavirus.

Police personnel continued to patrol roads and kept an eye on violators to persuade them to confine themselves to their homes, and continued to adopt novel ways to create public awareness as well as punish violators.

According to police, 36 people have been booked for violating Section 144 CrPcC order, including those people who were on the streets for morning walk.

The 144 CrPC order prohibits assembly of more than five persons.

Further, several vehicles have also been seized for violating the lockdown rules directed by the district collector and the city police commissioner.

The city police said it has set up more than 40 corona check posts in the city to effectively implement the order, with its personnel undertaking regular patrolling. Besides, drunken driving and helmet violation was also being strictly dealt with.

In areas from Sansari to Shevge Darna apart from Farjandi bagh, Nanegaon bridge, Barnes school road, Dhondi road, and localities surrounding Khandoba temple hills, violators were made to stand apart from one another, in an obvious effort to implement social distancing to prevent any spread of the contagion said police inspector Devidas Vajale seeking people’s cooperation.

Where people were allowed to buy essentials like groceries, vegetables and medicines, social distancing was strictly implemented, with customers allowed in batches to purchase items and medicines of their choice. Most roads remained virtually deserted.