In Dehradun, the police have taken major action on the first day of the lockdown for violating the order of the public servant regarding the lockdown. 112 cases have been registered under section 188. 53 vehicles have been seized with 23 people disturbing the peace. Police can increase the vigor from Tuesday.
After the Janata curfew on Sunday, the police had to struggle a lot to handle the people who landed on the streets on Monday morning. At first, an attempt was made to convince the people, but the police came down on strictness when the situation did not improve. DIG Arun Mohan Joshi took to the streets along with District Magistrate Ashish Shrivastava. SP City Sveta Choubey took front at the Clock tower. SP Crime Lokjeet Singh, CO Anuj Kumar, Pallavi Tyagi, Vivek Kumar, etc. started proceedings along with the police team, which continued till the evening.
Action has been taken against 112 persons under Section 188 for violation of the lockdown. Cases have been filed against them. Challan proceedings were taken against 194 drivers driving vehicles without necessary work. Out of these 53 vehicles have been seized and parked in the police station. The highest number of vehicles have been processed in Vikasnagar. During the lockdown, there have been proceedings against 23 people in the breach of peace. These proceedings continued till late at night.
DIG Arun Mohan Joshi told not to take the lockdown lightly. There is a provision for punishment for ignoring the order of public servants. From Tuesday, the police will tighten the compliance of lockdown.
Section 144 applies in Haridwar district
In view of the impact of the Coronavirus, the administration has imposed Section 144 in the Haridwar district due to the lack of effective effect on the first day of the lockdown implemented across the state. In this regard, orders were issued by City Magistrate Jagadish Lal for Haridwar Urban Area and Joint Magistrate Roorkee for Roorkee and adjoining area. All officers have been instructed to strictly follow these orders.
If the orders are not followed, strict action will be taken against the people concerned. The administration hoped that on Monday, people would get support like Sunday’s Janata curfew, but from the morning the situation appeared to the contrary. Most of the shops had opened since morning and the whole district was running on the streets like normal days.
In view of this situation, the administration issued orders to implement Section 144. No public event can be organized under section 144. Also, no more than four people will be able to live together. The District Magistrate and SSP have directed these orders to be strictly followed in the district. This step of the administration is considered to be very important to protect people from the coronavirus.
254 people returned from Mumbai stopped at the border
The Bhagwanpur police stopped 254 people returning from Mumbai at the border itself. All were taken to CHC and underwent thermal screening and on finding no suspicious signs of the corona, they were sent to Haridwar by roadways buses.
The Health Department has instructed all the people to stay quarantined in the houses for 14 days.
On Monday, two buses of Saharanpur Roadways were coming towards Saharanpur Bhagwanpur. Both buses were stopped at Kali River Police Chowk. Also, a bus coming from Chhutmalpur was stopped at Mandavar’s check post. When the policemen stopped the buses and interrogated the passengers, it was told that 254 people present in the three buses work in Mumbai. They are returning home after several Corona cases have been reported there.
He told that all have come by train to Saharanpur. The Saharanpur administration also left after conducting a checkup. At the same time, on receipt of the arrival of 254 people from Mumbai, SHO Sanjeev Thapliyal and the team of Health Department reached the spot. All the people were taken to CHC Bhagwanpur and thermal screening was done. When no symptoms like corona were found in any of them, then they were sent to Haridwar Roadways Bus Stand. It is said that all people are from Tehri, Rudraprayag, Rishikesh, Pauri, Srinagar, Chamoli. CHC in-charge Dr. Vikrant Sirohi said that everyone was asked to remain quarantined for 14 days. Health department at all.