Mumbai Police has taken action against 13,758 for violating lockdown


Mumbai Police has taken action against 13,758 for violating lockdown
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As the number of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai keep increasing day on day, it is advisable to follow the lockdown seriously to break the chain of spread. However, despite being the worst-affected city in India Mumbaikars are still seen flouting lockdown norms. The Mumbai Police has taken action against 13,758 such persons for violating lockdown.

Among the defaulters, Mumbai Police issued notice to 3,634 persons and released them later whereas 8,244 have cases filed against them and have been released on bail. On the other hand, the remaining 1,880 persons are absconding and the police are on the look for them.

According to the police, the most number of cases in Central Mumbai were against shopkeepers who refused to remain shut amid lockdown despite directives from the civic body. Alongside, Central Mumbai has the most number of cases (1,882) flouting lockdown regulations. The area is followed by Western Mumbai where 1,732 cases have been filed against defaulters.

As the police officials patrol the streets in the city 24x7, the duty has an effect on the police personnel. Therefore, in order to ensure that the policemen get some rest amid the lockdown, CISF and CRPF personnel have also been deployed in some areas in the city who will be working in coordination with the state police. 

While the policemen have been ensuring the safety of Mumbaikars, they are at constant risk of contracting the disease. As of May 21, 1,388 policemen have tested positive for COVID-19 whereas 428 have been discharged after recovering from coronavirus.

As of May 22, the tally of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai had reached 22,500.

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