Coronavirus: 3,432 people detained for violating lockdown orders in Delhi

Source: PTI | Published on 28th March 2020, 10:24 PM | National News |

New Delhi: Over 60 cases were registered and 3,432 persons detained on Friday for violating lockdown order amid the coronavirus outbreak, police said.

According to the data shared by the police, 65 cases were registered under section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code till 5 pm.

A total of 3,432 people were detained under section 65 (persons bound to comply with reasonable directions of police officers) and 263 vehicles impounded under section 66 of the Delhi Police Act, they said.

As many as 4,445 movement passes were issued on Friday, police said.

On Thursday, 130 cases were registered under section 188 of IPC till 5 pm and a total of 4,923 people were detained under section 65 of the Delhi Police Act.

A total of 930 vehicles were impounded under section 66 of the Delhi Police Act on Thursday, according to the data shared by the police.

The move comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a complete lockdown across the country for 21 days, asserting social distancing is the only way out for the country in its decisive battle against the coronavirus.

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