BHOPAL: In the past 70 days since the corona curfew order was issued on March 20, police fined around 22,500 people for venturing out of their homes without wearing masks.
During the same period police have booked around 5,800 people on charges of violating the curfew order. Around 75 people were booked during the past 24 hours. The accused were booked under section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of IPC. In some cases, section 269 (Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), section 270 (Malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) and relevant sections of Disaster Management Act were also added.
Police said that since March 20, the violators were booked on charges of violating the Covid-19 protocols. Police strictly enforced corona curfew order issued under section 144 by the district collector. People loitering on city roads without any valid reason or found roaming in their vehicles were booked. Police also booked accused found selling illegal liquor and shopkeepers, who had opened their shops in violation of the order. Drone cameras and surveillance CCTV cameras were used to enforce corona curfew in densely populated city areas and narrow streets.



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