38 booked for violating lockdown norms in Poonch

38 booked for violating lockdown norms in Poonch

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Jammu, May 2

The police on Sunday registered 38 cases in a day-long drive against violators of Covid lockdown in Poonch district.

Poonch SSP Vinod Kumar said special squads were constituted and a drive was conducted across the district with an aim to check the violation of Covid guidelines and standard operating procedures.

“Many were arrested on the spot and 38 FIRs were registered," he said, without giving the number of those arrested.

He said 218 people were found without face masks and Rs 43,600 had been collected from them as fine. “We appeal to everyone to assist us in containment of virus and not to resort to Covid SOP violations at the risk of their lives,” the SSP added. — PTI

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