Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, April 11
As per the information provided by the Police Commissionerate, the city police have registered as many as 1,790 FIRs against the Covid-19 violators ever since the pandemic began.
Besides, 1,252 persons have also been arrested and a penalty of over Rs3.92 crore on 68,061 offenders has also been imposed to ensure strict compliance with the government’s guidelines in the city.
The FIRs, arrests, and penalties comprise flouting of norms such as wearing of masks, skipping home quarantine, spitting at public places, not observing social distancing and holding political and social gatherings among others.
Police Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said the police have also lent a helping hand in the Covid-19 testing drive by integrating police nakas with sampling teams at various locations in the city. He said a total of 30,067 RT-PCR tests of those flouting Covid appropriate behaviour have been conducted across the city with the help of the Police Department. About 1,080 cops have also undergone RT-PCR tests and 2,731 of them have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccination and 1,273 have received the second dose.
A decisive action against bootleggers and smugglers was also taken last year. As per the figures, as many as 655 FIRs have been lodged, including the arrest of 721 persons from March 22, 2020, to April 10, 2021, along with the recovery of 14,625-ml illicit liquor, 1,97,54,225-ml licit liquor, 1,448 litres of lahan, and 19 boxes of beer. Similarly, under operation Red Rose 547 FIRs and 603 arrests were made last year with massive recovery.
5 deaths, 226 new cases in Jalandhar
- The district on Sunday reported five casualties due to Covid-19, pushing the toll to 984. Besides, the district witnessed 226 fresh cases, taking the tally to 33, 994
- Of the fresh cases, 51 patients hail from other districts. Around 29,884 patients have been discharged so far. There are 3,126 active cases in the district
- In Kapurthala, 57 persons tested positive taking the tally to 10,203
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