Chandigarh, Mar 24: The Punjab Police on Tuesday registered a total of 232 FIRs and arrested 111 persons for violation of the curfew imposed by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh in the state to combat the COVID-19 crisis, even as they worked out a comprehensive strategy to ensure doorstep delivery systems and other basic facilities to the people across the state.
While the maximum of 38 FIRs for curfew violation were registered in SAS Nagar (Mohali), 34 were registered in Amritsar (Rural), and 30 each were reported from Tarn Taran and Sangrur, Director General of Police Dinkar Gupta said, adding that maximum number of 43 persons were arrested from Tarn Taran.
While 23 persons had been arrested in Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur reported 15 arrests, followed by Bathinda (13), Ferozepur (5), Patiala (5), Gurdaspur (4) and Ludhiana Rural (2). The figures for curfew violation from other districts stood at CP Amritsar (14), CP Jalandhar (10), Batala (6), Gurdaspur (4), Patiala (7), Ropar (4), Fatehgarh Sahib (11), Jalandhar Rural (7), Hoshiarpur (9), Kapurthala (4), Ludhiana Rural (2), SBS Nagar (1), Bathinda (3), Ferozepur (7), Moga (4) and Faridkot (1).
The districts which had zero violation of curfew were Khanna, Pathankot, Barnala, CP Ludhiana, Fazilka and Mansa. Two cases of violation of quarantine restrictions were also reported during the day, said the DGP, adding that these were from Sri Muktsar Sahib, which also reported four cases of curfew violation.
As of today, a total of 38,160 police employees in different ranks have been deployed on the ground in various Districts/Police Commissionerates of Punjab for enforcement of curfew, including sealing of affected clusters (SBS Nagar District), besides maintenance of essential supplies and law and order. These include 981 volunteers. (UNI)