Moga, March 24
On the second day of the state-wide curfew, the Punjab Police had a harrowing experience as people continued to be seen on streets with no essential work to do.
At some places, the police personnel came down heavily on people for violating the prohibitory orders. A few cases have also been registered against habitual violators of the government orders. Also, in some cases, the violators attacked the police personnel deployed on streets.
Reports emerging from Bathinda, Faridkot, Kotkapura, Moga, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Mohali and few other districts of the states revealed that some people, particularly youth, took undue benefit of the curfew relaxations and stepped out of their houses without any real cause.
Initially, the cops let go of the violators with a warning, but after reviewing the situation, they made the violators do sit-ups, kneel-down and also slap themselves.
In Moga, the cops even resorted to cane-charging on the offenders. — TNS