COVID-19 Maharashtra: 1.97 lakh booked for lockdown violation

Sakal Times News Desk
Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Over 1.97 lakh cases have been filed under section 188 against those who violated the lockdown rules in Maharashtra

Pune: Maharashtra, the worst-hit state by the novel coronavirus is witnessing a continuous rise in the cases. Along with Mumbai, Pune, Thane many other districts are reporting an incline in new cases. The lockdown was imposed in the state to curtail the spread of the virus as a result people were asked to stay home but still, people did not obey the rules.

Over 1.97 lakh cases have been filed under section 188 against those who violated the lockdown rules and a total of 31,332 people were arrested between March 22 to July 20. Meanwhile, there have been 315 incidents of attacks on police force during the lockdown period.

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday said, “1.97 lakh people have been booked by the police under IPC Section 188. As many as 1,70,842 citizens had dialled ‘100’ for assistance and their grievances have been resolved.”

As many as 6,19,1794 digital passes have been issued by Maharashtra Police for those who want to travel during the lockdown. Across the state, 805 people were traced with quarantine stamps and sent to segregation rooms.

A total of 1,410 police personnel in the Maharashtra police have been transmitted by the coronavirus. Meanwhile, a total of 51 police officials lost their lives in Mumbai. Three officers each from Pune, Solapur city, Nashik Rural also succumbed.

On the other hand, one from Nashik City, one officer from the ATS, four officers from Mumbai Railway, seven policemen from Thane City, two from Thane Rural Staff and one officer, one officer from Jalgaon, two each from Palghar and Raigad also lost their lives while battling the contagion. 1 SRPF officer from Jalna including one police officer each from Jalna Rural, Amravati, Osmanabad, Navi Mumbai, Aurangabad succumbed to COVID-19.

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