CoronaVirus: 49 arrested for violating lockdown order in Kashmir

In a series of action against violators of the prohibitory orders following COVID-19, the Jammu and Kashmir police arrested 49 persons from Srinagar, Sopore, Handwara and Anantnag areas of Kashmir valley.

Restrictions were intensified with security forces sealing off many roads and erecting barricades to check unwanted movement of people across the valley to enforce the lockdown for containing the spread of the coronavirus infection, the officials said.

They said the authorities ordered stricter restrictions on Tuesday in view of the instances of non-cooperation and violations of restrictions from the general public reported at several places across the valley.

Police vehicles fitted with public address systems went around the residential areas in the city here and elsewhere in the valley on late Monday as well as early in the morning on Tuesday to announce that restrictions under Section 144 CrPC had been imposed.

They advised people to stay indoors.