COVID-19 lockdown violators fined Rs 67k in Odisha’s Bhadrak

Bhadrak: Taking action against commuters for violating novel coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown norms, Bhadrak RTO collected Rs 67,000 from violators in the town today.

The fine amount of Rs 67,000 was slapped on as many as 11 motorcyclists for driving the vehicles on the roads in Bhadrak town despite lockdown clamped by the state government against spread of coronavirus.

Earlier in the day, police had arrested a trader following raid on a cement shop at Sahapur Chhak in Bhadark for allegedly flouting the norms during lockdown in the town. The violator was later forwarded toa local court.

Notably, the lockdown is in force in five districts and eight towns including Bhadrak of Odisha since March 22 till 29. In violation of the norms, the police have been directed to take stricter measures to check the spread of deadly virus.

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