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Maharashtra registers more than 2 lakh cases against people flouting lockdown rules

The state of Maharashtra has registered 2,70,000 cases under section 188 in connection with the flouting of norms during the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

Maharashtra registers more than 2 lakh cases against people flouting lockdown rules
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The state of Maharashtra has registered 2,70,000 cases under section 188 in connection with the flouting of norms during the coronavirus-induced lockdown. Moreover, cases have also been registered against 1,347 vehicles for violating the rules.

Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had earlier informed that a fine of ₹28,40,00,000 has been imposed so far on people who have flouted the state norms. From March 22 to September 26, 2,70,571 offences under Section 188 were registered in the state whereas 37,042 people were arrested. Moreover, 96,430 vehicles were seized.

On the other hand, there were 364 instances of assault on the Police. As a result, 895 people have been arrested so far as further action is awaited. A total of 241 police personnel or officers which include 217 police personnel and 24 officers in the state have succumbed to the disease in their ongoing efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, control rooms have been set up all over the state for the police to take immediate action if they notice any symptoms related to the disease. The Home Minister had earlier appealed to all the citizens of the state to cooperate by following the social distancing rules and abide by the protocols imposed by the state in order to safeguard each other.

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