8 violate lockdown norms in Nawanshahr, booked

Tribune News Service

Nawanshahr, May 2

Even when the virus has surged and people are losing their lives, there exist careless ones who pose threat to everyone. On Sunday, eight cases were registered against the violators for not following the lockdown norms.

The cases were registered in Pojewal, Balachaur, Mukandpur, Sadar Nawanshahr, Kathgarh, Behram and Nawanshahr city. The cases have been registered under the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 and the Disaster Management Act 2005.

In Pojewal, the police have registered a case against a shopkeeper who was selling grocery items during the lockdown. A case was registered under Sections 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 269 (Whoever unlawfully or negligently does any act which is, and which he knows or has reason to believe to be, likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life) of the IPC, the Disaster Management Act 2005 and the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897. A similar case was also registered in Balachaur.

In Mukandpur, a sweet shop owner was booked under the same sections. He failed to show permission to open his shop. In Kathgarh, a case was registered against unidentified persopns who gathered outside a factory to unfurl a flag during the lockdown. In Balachaur, a man carrying 12 bottles of liquor and commuting without any mask was confronted by the police and a case was registered against him.

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