Haryana Police remain at the forefront to serve the people amid 21 day lockdown
Distributed rations and medicine or served food to more than 5 lakh needy people
Chandigarh, April 2 – Haryana Police has scaled up its ongoing relief measures by facilitating more than 5 lakh persons, including migrant labourers, daily wage earners and other needy persons with free ration packets and cooked food with the help of NGO’s, social and philanthropic persons and other social organizations across the state. All ranks of police including woman police officers are at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19.
Giving this information here today, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Mr Navdeep Singh Virk said that all the field units are also lending a helping hand to the sick ones and senior citizens living alone by arranging medicines and other daily needs amidst 21-day lockdown imposed as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Mr Virk said that Police has enforced strict lockdown in the entire state. After the lockdown orders, Police had so far taken cognisance of 3545 cases of violations of lockdown across the state. A total of 839 FIRs have been registered and 1233 persons arrested for flouting lockdown orders. Fine of Rs 5.93 crore has also been imposed and 5040 vehicles have been seized across the State. However, cargo vehicle movement has been exempted from the lockdown to ensure supply of essential commodities.
He said that PCRs and other vehicles of the Police Department have been regularly disseminating relevant messages educating the public about COVID19 Lockdown. Besides this, general public are also being educated through different social media platforms.
The ADGP urged the people to help the police by staying at home in this given situation so that community spread of Covid-19 could be stopped further.