Police seizes many vehicles plying unnecessarily
PAMPORE: Strict restrictions on the movement of people were imposed in Saffron town Pampore as part of the administration’s 84-hour-long Corona curfew amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Police Pampore and Muncipal Committee Pampore vehicles, fitted with public address system, went around localities of Saffron town Pampore and other area, announcing the imposition of strict restrictions for combating the spread of coronavirus.
Officials said that from the since Thursday evening and early Friday morning they had been announcing and warning people not to leave their houses as they could be penalised.
He further requested people not to defy curfew and take law and order situation in their hands.
Strict action would be taken against those violating curfew restrictions,” officials said
Police Pampore led by SDPO Pampore Imtiyaz Ahmad and SHO Pampore Mohammad Younis Khan seized many vehicles and two-wheeled plying unnecessarily and defying lockdown in the Saffron town Pampore.
Police officials were seen laying check posts at critical points where they were either turning drivers plying unnecessarily away or those resisting had their vehicles seized.
However, police officials told Kashmir Reader that those plying for essential services were given a safe passage.
Police again appealed to people of Pampore to stay indoors and cooperate with law-enforcing agencies for implementation of effective lockdown.
SP Awantipora Mohammad Yousuf said that people must follow the guidelines including social distance and wearing masks.
He stressed local committees to come forward and not allow people out unnecessarily.
“We have asked the mosque committees to follow guidelines and maintain social distance if they were going to pray in mosques,” he said, adding that masks and sanitizers must be kept available in the mosques.
He also advised people to take preventive measures and go for vaccination as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, revenue officials had also put a vigil at various places to check and implement SOPs in the Saffron town.
Administration also warned Covid 19 positive cases to remain indoors as they had received information that some positive cases were roaming around without considering its consequences.
Tehsildar Pampore Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din told Kashmir Reader that strict action as per law would be taken against those persons who were positive and not staying at home.
Pampore has been witnessing a spike COVID-19 cases during the second wave of the pandemic, administration to restrict movement of people and other public activities.
The Pampore medical block on Thursday recorded 200 positive COVID-19 cases through RTPCR and RAT and has 600 active cases.