Mansa police seal district borders

Mansa police seal district borders

In case of an emergency, persons would be allowed to go out or return to villages after proper sanitisation. Tribune photo

Sukhmeet Bhasin

Tribune News Service

Mansa, March 31

Mansa SSP Narinder Bhargav on Tuesday said in compliance with the instructions of the Government of Punjab and the Director-General of Police, Punjab, the Village Police Officers (VPOs) and the Public Committees constituted in all the villages/wards of cities had started working smoothly.

The VPOs and village committees were ensuring that public at large remain indoors, wash their hands time and again, use hand sanitisers, cover their mouths and noses with a mask, ensuring social physical distance and obey the norms.

In case of emergency, persons would be allowed to go out or return to villages after proper sanitisation, wearing masks and having awareness about social distancing. The Village Police Officers (VPOs) were ensuring that they remain present in the villages and they remain in constant touch with the village/ward committees.

He said the Mansa Police had sealed the borders of the district by setting up checkposts or barricading. No person was allowed to come out of his house or come to the district. Flag/road marches were being carried out in rural and urban areas of the district. The public was being appealed not to come out of their houses by making announcements through loudspeakers and the police were ensuring that the public obey the norms. Home delivery of essential items such as flour, sugar, vegetables, fruits, milk and LPG was ensured and medical services were being provided to the public.

He further said food and other essential items were being delivered free of cost to poor and needy persons on the doorstep by the administration with the help of social societies. Streets and vacant areas of Kulrian village (PS Bareta) in Budhlada circle and Ramdittewala village (PS Sadar Mansa) in Mansa circle were sanitised as a preventive measure. The remaining areas would also be sanitised shortly.

The SSP further said the Mansa Police were discharging duties day and night to fight Covid-19. He appealed to the public for strict compliance of the curfew restrictions. He said 21 cases had been registered and 74 persons arrested from March 23 till date for violating the curfew.

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