Srinagar, Apr 23: Jammu and Kashmir on Friday said that it has arrested three persons and fined a total of 817 persons for violating the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) across the Valley.
“Keeping in view the recent daily surge in the number of cases in Kashmir, Police in its efforts to implement COVID-19 guidelines strictly has arrested three persons in the last 24 hours, lodged two FIRs and also realized the fine to the tune of Rs 108,890 from 817 people for violating the COVID guidelines,” a police spokesman said in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).
The special drive against the violators of COVID-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley, it said.
In Sopore, the drive was held in town Sopore, Bus Stand, Watergam, Fruit Mandi, Warpora Chankhan and Dangiwacha to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic and also to discourage hoardings/over pricing.
Meanwhile, police urged people to cooperate with in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs, guidelines, protocols—(KNO)