COVID-19 Lockdown: Over 350 arrested in Odisha for flouting norms

Bhubaneswar: Despite the state Government’s order for strict adherence to  COVID-19 lockdown norms, people in various parts of the state are seen flouting the instructions putting their lives and of others at stake.

As per latest reports, more than 350 persons have been arrested several districts  for violating the lockdown norms in last 24 hours. Balangir police arrested the highest 108 violators after registering 27 cases.

In Rajgangpur of Sundrgarh district, police arrested 30 persons and seized 16 motorcycles.

Besides,  police conducted a raid a vegetable market in Nayagarh and arrested 16 persons, including buyers for not abiding by social distancing, sources added.

In Deogarh, 12 persons were arrested and and booked in eight cases for violation of lockdown provisions. The police also seized seven motorcycles and a four-wheeler in this connection.

In Sambalpur, 34 persons were booked in 17 cases and 11 motorcycles seized in last 24 hours while in Jajpur, 25 cases were registered against 33 persons at different police stations.

Enforcing the lockdown, Mayurbhanj police booked 49 people in 24 cases and seized 32 vehicles. In Ganjam, 36 cases were lodged against 87 persons for violating the orders. Necessary legal act ion will be taken against them, said Ganjam SP in a tweet.


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