Jammu & Kashmir

963 fined, 2 FIRs registered and 2 arrested across Kashmir for violating COVID guidelines

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Police held review meetings with religious leaders, seeks public cooperation to mitigate spread of virus

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday said that a total of 963 COVID SOP violators have been fined while two FIRs were registered and two persons were also arrested.

In its efforts to sensitize 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, a statement reads.

“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 two persons in the last 24 hours, lodged two FIRs and also realized the fine to the tune of Rs 105,440 from 963 people for violating the guidelines and rules,” the statement said.

Besides, six vehicles were also seized for violating Covid-19 SOPs, it said, adding that the special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley.

Moreover, Budgam and 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.

The meetings were held at Police Stations Beerwah, Magam, Chadoora, Charar-e-Sharief, Tarzoo and Panzalla. The meetings were chaired by respective SHOs.

Meanwhile, police urged people 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,” the statement said.


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