335 violators fined for covid violations, 26 FIRs registered, 40 arrested: Police

Srinagar: Implementing the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly across Kashmir police in a slew of actions in last 24hrs arrested 40 persons, lodged 26 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹51,270/- from 335 people for violating the guidelines/rules in Kashmir district, said police in a statement issued on Saturday .
Stating that 11 vehicles and four two-wheelers were also seized for violating guidelines/restrictions, police in the above referred statement further said that special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley.
“In Bandipora, DC Bandipora Dr. Owais Ahmad accompanied by SSP Bandipora Mohammad Zahid and other officers visited various places/markets of Bandipora to inspect the implementation of restrictions & Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs to combat 2nd wave of Covid-19” reads the police statement, adding that “ during the visit, the officers impressed upon the people to exhibit compliance to the government directions for larger public safety and health and also sought their cooperation and also appealed traders/transporters to strictly follow government orders and Covid-19 SOPs so that the infection rate may be significantly reduced”.
In the concluding para of the statement police appealed people again to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/guidelines/protocols for the safety of the people, reiterating therein that special drive shall remain continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.


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