20 challaned for defying guidelines in Kapurthala

Tribune News Service

Kapurthala, May 3

As many as 20 challans were issued to shopkeepers and other violators by the Kapurthala police and the district administration for defying the health guidelines.

Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal and Senior Superintendent of Police Kanwardeep Kaur visited various areas of the city. The duo along with other senior officials, visited Sadar Bazaar, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Chowk, old and new sabzi mandi.

The SSP issued instructions and said farmers, arhtiyas, shopkeepers and shoppers should wear masks, practise social distancing and wash hands regularly. Officials of the Health Department also conducted RT- PCR tests of shopkeepers.

They said as per the orders of the state government, a weekend lockdown has been imposed to protect people, and arrangements have been made to keep essential services running smoothly.

The duo made it clear that under the prescribed rules, traders would not face any inconvenience while those who spread the pandemic by violating the norms would be dealt with sternly. Kapurthala SDM Virender Pal Singh Bajwa and DSP Surinder Singh were also present on the occasion.

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