Gandhinagar, Apr 13: Gujarat Director General of Police (DGP) Shivanand Jha on Sunday said the Centre has deployed five companies of paramilitary forces in three major cities of Gujarat, including Ahmedabad, to ensure smoother implementation of the lockdown, to stop the further spread of Novel Coronavirus infection.
Addressing a press conference, Mr Jha said the para military forces have been deployed in Ahmedabad, Surat, and Vadodara. The forces include two companies of BSF, two of CISF and one of CRPF female squad. Of these, two companies have been deployed in Ahmedabad, two in Surat and one in Vadodara.
Apart from these four companies of the Rapid Action Force will be operating as well, he said, adding that the Health department is initiating check-ups in the cluster quarantine areas and police are providing security to the health workers, working tirelessly to further prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Mr Jha said that cyber cell's website www.fakenews.gujaratcybercrime.org has been set up to eliminate rumors and the spread of false information on social media. Citizens can complain or report fake or misleading news for verification.
He said the cities and towns are being thoroughly observed with drone surveillance. Today, 496 crimes have been reported through drone surveillance. A total of 9920 people have been arrested for 4463 offences.
Through CCTV, 149 people have been arrested for 88 crimes taking the total to 1194 people for 706 offenses.
Apart from this, 36 offences have been reported for spreading rumors on social media. A total of 365 people have been arrested for 202 crimes, so far. Nine social media accounts have been blocked as well.
On the other hand, a total of 4594 cases have been registered till date, which includes 3121 violations of lockdown, 1006 cases of those violating home quarantine and 467 other cases. Total 7064 individuals have been booked and 2998 vehicles have been seized. (UNI)