PAMPORE: The authorities in Pampore area of Pulwama district registered cases against four people for violating government orders for containing spread of COVID-19. On the directions of Tehsildar Pampore, Pampore Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din , police Pampore registered an FIR against Imam and two Masjid Committee members of a local mosque at Gundbal village of Pampore. “An FIR number 22/2020 under section 188,269, 271IPC has been registered against them,” SHO Pampore, Manzoor Ahmad told Kashmir Reader, adding they were offering prayers in groups despite frequent appeals to pray at home”. A case was also registered against contractor Muneer Ahmad Mir, son of Ghulam Hassan, resident of Drangbal in whose complex around 33 labourers from outside states are staying as tenants. Pertinent to mention that said labourers have recently come to Pampore town from out of Jammu and Kashmir and were advised for home quarantine. “FIR number 21/2020 under section 188,269, 271IPC was registered against the said person,” the police said. Tehsil Pampore Ishtiyaq Mohiud Din told Kashmir Reader the recently arrived labourers from outside were allowed to move to different construction sites by the contractor / house owner despite clear instructions that they should be kept in home quarantine,” he said, adding that he was earlier served a notice too but the said person defied the prohibitory orders forcing us to register FIR against him.” Tehsildar Pampore also warned all the Masjid Committees of dire consequences if there were any reports of gatherings during prayers, including Friday Prayers.
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