Weekend lockdown enforced in district Poonch for COVID containment


Poonch: In view of complete lockdown imposed in district Poonch on Friday evening, Poonch Police sealed all link roads and crossings leading to Town area. Nakas were laid out at different entry points and strict checking was performed for intercepting violators. Notably, Guidelines were issued in advance to the locals for complete restriction of any movement in and around the city barring emergency relating to medical and other such emergency of extreme nature.
After enforcement of lockdown in the evening, one auto driver tried to flee a Naka point when he was asked by the Police to stop. The Auto driver overspeeded the vehicle, almost mauling a policeman in the process. Taking quick action DySP operation Manish Sharma and SHO Poonch SD Singh Charak chased and intercepted the Auto few hundred metres away from the checkpoint and caught him. Vehicle and its driver both were taken into custody and an FIR No 137/2021 under section 188/279/336 IPC, was filed.