Srinagar: Acting tough against the violators of prohibitory orders, police on Thursday said 23 persons including two shopkeepers were booked for violations in Srinagar, Sopore and Kulgam towns.
This includes a butcher, who was found selling meat at exorbitant rates in Srinagar. At least 25 vehicles were also seized for defying govt orders.
“Five persons were detained and their vehicles seized for defying orders in areas falling under police station Karan Nagar in Srinagar,” a police hand out reads.
“Also In the jurisdiction of Shaheed Gunj police station, Srinagar, two shopkeepers were booked for violating Govt orders issued with regard to prevention of spread of COVID-19 in the district,” it added
Nine persons were arrested and five vehicles seized in the jurisdiction of PS Sadder, Srinagar.
A butcher was also arrested in Chanapora area in Srinagar for selling meat at exorbitant rates.
In Sopore town, police seized 15 vehicles for violating Govt orders. Cases under relevant sections of the law have been registered.
In South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, police said it arrested seven persons for defying prohibitory orders over Coronavirus across the district.
Reiterating appeal to follow the restrictions imposed by the government to contain the spread of Covid-19, police asked people to cooperate in battle against pandemic.