40,000 Arrested Since March 25 For Lockdown Violation In Bengal: Police

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Kolkata:

The West Bengal Police on Tuesday mentioned it has arrested over 40,000 individuals from totally different elements of the state for defying lockdown norms since March 25.

“40,723 people have been arrested and 3,614 vehicles seized since March 25 for violation of lockdown,” the West Bengal Police tweeted.

The police mentioned it is going to proceed taking strict actions in opposition to those that defy the lockdown, however will enable “the opening of standalone shops and movement of small vehicles with 3 persons (which) has been allowed in areas other than containment zones.”

“Public transport with less than 50% of capacity will be available within the district in green zones. Please try to work from home. “Please don”t neglect to put on masks and to keep up bodily distance if you’ll want to exit. WBP will proceed to implement lockdown strictly,” the tweet added.

Meanwhile, the Kolkata Police on Tuesday arrested over 800 people for violation of lockdown norms, a senior officer said, adding that nine vehicles were seized during the day.

At least 833 people were arrested for violating “Total Safety Restrictions” since Tuesday morning till 8pm, he said.

“We have arrested 652 for violating lockdown norms whereas 152 for not carrying masks and 29 for spitting within the open. All shall be prosecuted as per the related sections of the 188 IPC and 54 DM Act,” he said.

The Kolkata Police also arrested one person for running a roadside eatery within the “containment zone” in Manicktala space, he added.

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