Markets remain closed again, police arrest 192 persons in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Jun 04 : As the markets remained closed on Friday again, the Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday claimed to have arrested 192 persons and realized a fine to the tune of Rs 4,35,050 for violating lockdown norms in Kashmir.

According to the news agency, witnesses said that the markets across Jammu and Kashmir including at commercial hub Lal Chowk remained closed again today in order to prevent the virus from spreading.

They, however, said that the private vehicles were seen plying normally across Srinagar and other districts of the Valley.

Moreover, a police spokesman said that during the last 24 hours, police have arrested 192 persons, lodged 91 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of Rs 4,35,050 from 3814 people throughout Kashmir for violating the various guidelines, rules and SOPs regarding Covid-19.

“The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines and rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs and guidelines envisaged by the government to curb COVID-19 pandemic,” police said.

Meanwhile, police urged people to cooperate in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs, guidelines and protocols for their own safety and for the safety of others. “The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures,” police said(KNO)

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