Nakodar, March 25
Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner(DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma on Wednesday hold a meeting with officials of Nakodar, Shahkot and Phillaur subdivisions and citizens and reviewed the current situation in view of the ongoing curfew.
He told officials that for the supply of essentials items to citizens the government had issued curfew passes to shopkeepers selling grocery items, milk suppliers, and chemists in towns who would collect orders on phones from people and send their employees to their houses to deliver the goods.
He said volunteers were being appointed in rural areas for the supply of essentials items to villagers.
The DC said he had asked the police department to ensure that vehicles supplying food, milk, newspapers and LPG cylinders remain unaffected under the imposed curfew. Verka Milk Plant and Mandi Department have been asked to ensure the distribution of milk and vegetables to vendors, he added.
He told officials that potato growers should be allowed to harvest their crops and people should not be allowed to assemble in villages.
Jalandhar (Rural) Senior Superintendent of Police Navjot Singh Mahal told police officers that cancer and dialysis patients and delivery cases should be allowed to go after checking passes issued by the SDM’s.
Shahkot MLA Hardev Singh Sherowalia said people were whole heartily supporting the administration against Coronavirus.
Two arrested for violating curfew
The police on Tuesday arrested two persons on the charge of violating the curfew orders. ASP Nakodar Vatsala Gupta said the suspects had been identified as Sukhwant Singh and Rajindar Singh both residents of Mahunwal village. She said the suspects were loitering in town in a car (PB-05-0064). A case under Section 188 of the IPC was registered. Later the suspects were released on bail.
5 held in Jalandhar
Jalandhar: The Jalandhar Commissionerate Police today arrested five persons for violating the curfew orders imposed by the district administration to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The Commissioner of Police, Jalandhar, Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said cases under Sections 188 and 269 of the Indian Penal Code had been registered against Sukhwinder Singh of Arjan Nagar, Gagandeep Singh of Punjab Avenue, Davinder Singh of Mithapur, Ajay Kumar of Lamba Pind and Ravi Kumar of Dhina.
He said all five suspects had been arrested for violating the curfew orders and further action would be taken in days to come. — TNS
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