Lockdown: over 6,000 cases registered in Maharashtra

Source: PTI | Published on 28th March 2020, 11:22 PM | National News | Don't Miss |

Mumbai: As prohibitory orders are in place to contain the spread of coronavirus, the police have registered 6,142 cases across Maharashtra for violation of orders and related offences.

Cases were being registered mostly under IPC sections 188 (definance of public servant's lawful orders), 270 (malignant act likely to spread disease dangerous to life) as well as the Disaster Management Act.

The highest number of cases (1,008) were registered in Ahmednagar city, said an official release, followed by Solapur city (687), Pune city (418), Pimpri Chinchwad (576), Nagpur city (492) and Nashik city (471).

In Mumbai 211 offences have been registered under section 188, it said.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray invoked section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code to prohibit large gatherings and movement on roads on March 23, a day before nation-wide lockdown was announced.

Maharashtra has recorded 181COVID-19 cases so far.

Read These Next

It was the time of hopelessness but God is the greatest.

It was a normal day (despite the lockdown out there in our zone in the name of covid-19 hotspot town) but my life changed in more than so many ways on that day. I guess it was around 9 o'clock at night I heard an outcry ...