Officials take stock of arrangements in city, nearby areas

Officials take stock of arrangements in city, nearby areas

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, March 31

Taking cognisance of large assembly of people at Dilkusha Market, near banks and ATMs on Monday, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma and Commissioner of Police (CP) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar today reviewed law and order situation in the city.

Following the relaxation of curfew for buying milk, vegetables, fruits and other items of daily use, a large number people came out of their homes taking advantage of the relaxation. Residents defied orders, came out on streets flocking shops and banks. In order to minimise the traffic congestion, the DC and the CP along with other senior offices visited the city and appealed people to stay indoors.

The officers inspected BMC Chowk, New Jawahar Nagar, Model Town, Guru Amardass Chowk, Guru Nanak Mission Chowk, Skylark Chowk, Namdev Chowk, Sri Ram Chowk, Luv Kush (Milap) Chowk, Shashtri Chowk, Madan Flour Mill Chowk, Partap Bagh, Bhagat Singh Chowk, Panj Peer Chowk, Adda Hoshiarpur Chowk, Mai Heeran Gate, Patel Chowk, Workshop Chowk, vegetable and fruit market, Maqsoodan, Jail Chowk, Bhagwan Valmiki (Jyoti) Chowk, Dr BR Ambedkar (Nakodar) Chowk and other areas. Senior police officers also inspected the vulnerable areas of the city and directed the cops to ensure that the curfew was strictly imposed in city.

Bhullar said no one should be allowed to take the law into their hands. The violators will be booked under Sections 188 and 269 of IPC, he said.

Hoshiarpur: Commissioner Jalandhar Division Raj Kamal Chaudhary said during the curfew restrictions residents would get all items of daily use. The health workers would spray concentration of sodium hypochlorite for disinfecting villages and cities. He was taking stock of the arrangements made by the district administration in a meeting held at the District Administrative Complex here on Tuesday. He also sought the cooperation of social organisations in the hour of crisis.

He said the needy persons should be identified and provided with the necessary items. He took information about the persons home quarantined by the Health Department and said these persons should be followed continuously. He also enquired from the jail superintendent about the release of prisoners from the central jail on parole. Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait said there was no shortage of food items in the district.

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