Srinagar: 50 persons were arrested and scores of vehicles were seized across Kashmir on Monday for violating restriction orders, police said. These arrests were made in Handwara, Sopore, Awantipora and Srinagar. “Handwara Police in its efforts to ensure complete lockdown booked 30 persons for violating prohibitory orders in the jurisdiction of PS Handwara and Vilgam,” police said in a statement.
“Accordingly, cases vide FIR numbers 89/2020, 90/2020, 91/2020 under relevant sections of the law were registered in Police Station Handwara against 17 persons and a case FIR number 18/2020 was registered against 13 persons at Police Station Vilgam who were defying orders. Two vehicles have also been seized by PS Vilgam,” it reads. It reads that Sopore Police have booked 14 persons who were violating orders. In this regard, police registered a case FIR No. 57/2020 under relevant sections of law at Police Station Sopore and further investigation has been initiated. “In Awantipora, Police have seized 23 vehicles and 14 bikes from different areas of PD Awantipora for violating orders. Among the seized vehicles, 15 vehicles and 7 bikes were seized by PS Awantipora, 6 vehicles and 2 bikes were seized by PS Pampore, 2 vehicles and 5 bikes were seized by PS Khrew who were found plying in the said areas without the passes issued by the competent authorities,” it added.
In Srinagar, Police arrested six persons for defying orders. “In the jurisdiction of Police Station Batamaloo, six shopkeepers were booked for defying the prohibitory orders. They have been identified as Abdul Gani Sheikh, Waseem Ahmad Sheikh both residents of Baranpather Batamaloo, Hilal Ahmad Wani resident of Iqbal Colony Sonwar, Showkat Hussain Mir resident of Shivpora Sonawar Srinagar, Gh Mohi- Ud-Din Pandit resident of Iqbal Abad Bemina and Nisar Ahmad Dar resident of HMT Srinagar,” the statement said. “Accordingly, cases vide FIR numbers 32/2020, 33/2020, 34/2020 and 35/2020 under relevant sections of the law were registered in Police Station Batamaloo and further investigations into the case have been initiated,” it reads. Police have once again requested the general public to follow the restrictions imposed by the government in order to prevent the spread of Covid- 19 and those who are violating the restrictions will be dealt strictly.