Over 91,000 vehicles of lockdown violators seized across the state

During the lockdown period from March 22 to July 13, 1,76,418 cases were registered under Section 188 and over 30,000 were arrested.

Over 91,000 vehicles of lockdown violators seized across the state

India has crossed the 9 lakh mark in Covid-19 cases and Maharashtra still continues to remain the worst-hit state with a total tally over 2.67 lakh cases and death toll of 10, 695. While the health administration bodies and frontline workers are fighting day and night to curb the deadly infection, some citizens have been breaking lockdown rules across the state. 

In a series of thread on Twitter, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that the Maharashtra police have reportedly registered as many as 1,76,218 offences against such irresponsible citizens under section 188, leading to 30,330 arrests and over 91,000 vehicles being seized throughout the state.

His tweet thread further said that there has also been a steady rise in calls related to Covid-19 on the police helpline number, and over 1 lakh such calls have been received so far. He claimed that the total fine collected by the lockdown violators have turned over ₹ 12 crore. 

Throughout the lockdown, some people have been avoiding the seriousness of the deadly virus. Over 6 lakh people across the state have been quarantined and above 800 of them were found violating the quarantine norms. It has also been reported that there have been several incidents of attacks on police officials during this time. There have been a total of 312 attacks on the police force and about 870 people have been arrested regarding the matter, as per Deshmukh.

Moreover, Covid-19 cases have seen a significant increase in the Maharashtra Police Force. On Tuesday, the number of coronavirus infected cases in the force have reached 6,393, out of which 82 police persons have passed away.  

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