‘Corona Curfew’ continues across JK
143 arrested, 79 FIRs registered across Kashmir: Police
Srinagar: The Corona Curfew continued to remain in place for the fifth straight day on Tuesday with police stating that 143 persons have been arrested and 79 FIRs were registered against the persons who were found violating the lockdown norms.
The lockdown was imposed on last Thursday evening and as per the orders will continue to remain in place till May 10 in an order to prevent the virus from spreading.
A day after Srinagar witnessed brisk vehicular movement coupled with traffic snarls at various vital junctions, the district administration and police tightened its noose against the norm violators and seized many vehicles.
Witnesses said that Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar were seen enforcing the lockdown personally.
Eye-witnesses informed that police and paramilitary troops were deployed in large number to enforce the lockdown restrictions. The barricades and concertina wires were erected at many places and bridges to thwart the public movement, they said.
Meanwhile, all the shops and business establishments barring emergency services, standalone shops remained closed throughout the day in Srinagar and other districts of Jammu and Kashmir. Besides, the public transport with 50 per cent seating capacity was also allowed to ply at some places by the authorities.
Moreover, during the last 24 hours, Police has arrested 143 persons, lodged 79 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of Rs 84,930 from 620 people for violating the guidelines, rules throughout Kashmir valley.
Besides, police spokesman said that seven vehicles were also seized in Budgam and Bandipora for violating guidelines and restrictions.
“The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines, rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs and guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic,” police said.
Meanwhile, police urged people to cooperate in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs, guidelines and protocols for the safety of the people. (KNO)
Meanwhile, the government extended ‘corona curfew’ till May 10 in five districts of J&K including Srinagar and Jammu.
“In view of the trend in COVID positive cases, the positivity rate and the cases per million, the Corona Curfew in the 4 districts of Srinagar, Baramulla, Budgam and Jammu which is there till 7 am on Thursday, 6 May 2021, will stand extended till 6 am on Monday, 10 May 2021,” an official spokesman said in a tweet.
“In addition, Samba district will also be under Corona Curfew from 7 pm on Wednesday 5 May 2021 till 7 am on Monday, 10 May 2021.”
The government on Saturday announced the extension of the lockdown in four districts — Jammu and three others in the valley—till Thursday morning. Later most of remaining districts in Valley extended the lockdown till Thursday.
The officials said the night curfew will continue in all municipal /urban local body limits of all the 20 districts of Jammu and Kashmir.