Residents violate weekend lockdown in Amritsar

Police booked several persons in both urban, rural areas for violating norms

Residents violate weekend lockdown in Amritsar

Cops ask street vendors to obey restrictions during the weekend lockdown in Amritsar on Sunday.

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 16

Despite the threat of rapid spread of Covid-19 and police strictness, residents still violate the weekend lockdown guidelines. Though the commercial establishments in the city were closed on Sunday, there was a great volume of traffic on city roads.

Commuters were seen violating the norm of seating two passengers in a car and one on a two-wheeler.

The police booked several persons from both urban and rural areas for violating the weekend lockdown restrictions. Some shopkeepers were also booked for opening shops. Personnel from the Majitha Road police station booked Rakesh Kumar of Nava Kot for violating the order of the District Magistrate by opening his cigarette shop near Medical Enclave and leading to gathering of people during the lockdown.

The D-Division police booked Chetan Kumar of SUS Colony, Jhabbal Road, for opening his stationery shop during the lockdown. Apart from this, Amit Kumar and Vishal of Sunder Nagar and Jugesh Luthra of Krishna Nagar were also booked for violating the lockdown.

Meanwhile, the rural police booked some shopkeepers for opening their shops and leading to crowds of people in villages. Tarsem Singh, owner of a kariana shop, was booked for opening his shop and causing people to gather at Balbawa village in Jahnder area. Jagatar Singh, a scrap dealer of Thathian village in Beas area, was also booked for opening his shop and violating the norms.

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