Covid-19: FIR lodged against 24,000 Covid-19 lockdown violators in Delhi

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New Delhi, 25 May: Two months have passed and the third month is also going to end with the continuation of the nationwide lockdown in wake of outbreak of global pandemic novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the national capital.

The government and the police had continuously appealed people not to leave their homes. Stringent action will be taken against those who step out homes unnecessarily. In these two months, 24 thousand people did not follow the Covid-19 protocols.

An First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against such people in various police stations of Delhi under section 188 of the IPC.

According to information, the countrywide lockdown was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from last March 25. This lockdown has been extended several times.

However, currently the fourth phase of lockdown is in force across the country. The government has given considerable relaxation in the lockdown, but in the first three phases there was a complete ban on stepping out of home unnecessarily.

During this time, the police registered a case against those who violated the lockdown orders in the capital.

So far, Delhi Police have registered an FIR on 24 thousand such people.

Though, it was a big challenge for the police to take 3.40 lakh people into custody by enforcing the lockdown instructions.

Therefore, the police also interrogated many people in custody who were venturing out outside needlessly.

According to the data received from Delhi Police, more than 3.40 lakh people have been detained during lockdown and have been questioned so far.

Such people were released after questioning. With this, the police have seized more than 37 thousand vehicles in lockdown so far. A large number of these vehicles have been freed after completing the legal process.

Jail can be for six months

Delhi Police have registered an FIR under section 188 of IPC on most of the people who violated the lockdown. If their crime is proved before the court, then the court can sentence them to jail for six months or a fine of one thousand rupees.

If police sources are to be believed, all the cases will be sent to the court as soon as the lockdown ends, where the punishment of the accused will be decided.