11 held, 22 FIRs registered for violating lockdown, curfew in Ludhiana

11 held, 22 FIRs registered for violating lockdown, curfew in Ludhiana

A police party issues a challan to a woman for not wearing mask in Ludhiana. Photo: Ashwani Dhiman

Ludhiana, April 30

Despite immense pressure being built up by city police to check violations of lockdown and night curfew in the wake of surge in the Covid-19 cases, the offenders seem to be undeterred. The police lodged 22 FIRs under Section 188 of the IPC while in some cases Section 269 of the IPC and relevant sections of the Epidemic Diseases Act and Disaster Management Act were also invoked. In all, 11 persons were arrested and 18 others were booked, mostly for keeping shops and establishments open after the stipulated closing time.

The police said three persons (owner and two workers) of a liquor vend in Salem Tabri, a worker of a drinking place on Lohara Road, railway ticket booking agent at Gill Road, manager of KFC outlet in Focal Point, three fast food joint owners in Mali Ganj, Vishwakarma Chowk and Bhagwan Nagar Market, shopkeeper in Islam Ganj and a person from Mahaveer Dharam Shala near Civil Hospital (for holding function with gathering of over 60 persons) were arrested for violations.

Among those booked for the violation of prohibitory were owners and a worker each of two liquor vends on Sangam Road in Haibowal and Chander Nagar, a fruit seller on Humbran Road, owner of a bakery in Sarabha Nagar, two general store owners in Sarabha Nagar and Kakowal Road, owner of an electronics showroom in Model Town, owner of an auto accessories shop in Dugri, owner of a motor spare parts shop in Model Town, two vegetable sellers opposite MBD Mall, and in New Partap Nagar, karyana merchant in Sarpanch Colony, fast food joint owner in Sunder Nagar and two residents of Prem Nagar (for holding a function with more number of guests than permitted).—OC

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