Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, March 31
After the death of the Covid positive 42-year-old woman of Amarpura, Ludhiana police has increased strictness at every nook and corner of the city to ensure that people do not violate curfew norms.
DCP Ashwani Kapur and DCP Sukhpal Singh Brar, along with other senior police officials, caught dozens of curfew violators who were out on the streets without a curfew pass. Many commuters carrying curfew passes issued by the Municipal Corporation, Grain Market, village sarpanches, Mandi Board and other private NGOs, engaged in ‘langar sewa’ were also stopped by the police.
Over 60 persons were rounded up by the police and taken into custody to open jails at Guru Nanak Stadium and Indoor Stadium.
ACP Jatinder Singh said curfew violators would be sent to open jails where they would be kept for a few hours. “Our purpose is not to harass anyone. But many people were out on the roads without any purpose. We are issuing challans, seizing vehicles and even sending violators to jail,” added the ACP.
All passes issued stand cancelled: DCP
DCP Ashwani Kapur said curfew passes were being misused by many people. More than 10,000 passes issued now stand cancelled. We also removed many passes from personal vehicles of residents who were misusing it to roam in the city, the DCP said. Residents are now warned that if they are found roaming in city without any reason, an FIR will be registered against them. He has also requested people to apply for passes online only if they have any emergency.
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