75,000 vehicles impounded by Maharashtra Police amid lockdown

The police filed cases against 1,323 people for unauthorised travelling whereas 75,813 vehicles were impounded by the police.

75,000 vehicles impounded by Maharashtra Police amid lockdown

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Maharashtra has been the worst-affected state with 59,549 cases being reported. In order to curb the spread of the virus, the government had announced a nationwide lockdown. We are currently in the fourth phase of the lockdown. However, despite repeated warnings, individuals have disregarded lockdown regulations.  So far, Maharashtra Police has registered cases against 1.16 lakh people and have collected fines worth ₹5.75 crores. 

Along with this, Maharastra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh informed that the police has impounded over 75,000 vehicles so far. He further added that between March 22 and May 27, the police booked 1,16,670 people under Sec 188 for violating lockdown and arrested 23,314 individuals.

Deshmukh, on Thursday, also stated that there has been a steady increase in the number of calls received on the police helpline 100, in connection with attacks on police personnel along with frontline healthcare workers in the state deployed during the lockdown. 254 such incidents in Maharashtra have been recorded so far and 833 people have been arrested in these cases.

According to data, the 100 helpline number, which is a 24x7 service, received nearly 96,697 calls throughout the lockdown tenure. Along with this, the police have also found 706 persons with the 'Quarantine' stamp on their hand and have sent them to isolation centres.

Maharashtra, being the epicentre of the pandemic, has resulted in 2,211 policemen contracting the disease while they were on duty. In order to ensure that the policemen receive immediate treatment in case they display symptoms of coronavirus, special control rooms all over the state have been set up for the policemen.

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