Ludhiana, May 3
The police continued their crackdown on violators of weekend lockdown and other restrictions imposed due to pandemic with nine FIRs under Sections 188 of the IPC with Section 269 of the IPC, Section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act and Section 51-B of the Disaster Management Act also invoked in some cases on Sunday.
In all, 10 persons were arrested and two others were booked — mostly for keeping their shops and commercial establishments open after the stipulated closure time.
Among those arrested were three employees, Sanjeev Kumar, Anil Kumar and Tikan Kumar, of a liquor vend on Malhar Road and two others, identified as Jasvir Singh, resident of Anokharwal village in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, and Sabodh Rai, resident of Hanumangarh in Sitamarhi district in Bihar, for loading passengers in a bus parked in Transport Nagar in violation of prohibitory orders.
Others taken in custody for violation of lockdown restrictions were a karyana merchant Adesh Kumar from Bawa Colony, a fish seller Sahil from Fish Market on Gill Road, employee of a drinking place (ahata) Madhav Khatri from Ittanwala Chowk in Shimlapuri, fruit seller Rajesh Shah from Shimlapuri and Tejinder Singh from Sujat village for keeping open a swimming pool for children in violation of the prohibitory orders.
In two other cases, the police booked owner of a garment shop Inayat in Ghumar Mandi and employee of a drinking place at Rajpura Chowk for violation of lockdown restrictions.
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