COVID-19 SoPs: 789 violators fined, 79 FIRs registered & 169 arrested


SRINAGAR: Since outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police has enhanced its efforts to sensitise masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Slew of measures including restrictions under Section 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of COVID-19. In view of the record surge in daily cases across Kashmir Valley, Police also enhanced the efforts to implement the COVID-19 guidelines/ SoPs/ restrictions strictly throughout the valley. During last 24 hours, Police has arrested 169 persons, lodged 79 FIRs and also realised fine to the tune of Rs 110,660 from 789 people for violating guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. The special drive against the violators of COVID-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SoPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic.