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73 persons booked for violating lockdown orders

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PANAJI: Goa police in two days have arrested 73 persons for allegedly violating the government orders on total lockdown. According to information the arrests were made in 48 different FIR’s throughout the state and total of 32 vehicles were impounded on Wednesday and Thursday. During these days police in North Goa registered 19 cases in which 35 were arrested and 19 vehicles impounded. Similarly police in South Goa booked 29 cases, arrested 38 persons and impounded 13 vehicles.

Police said that this cases are pertaining to unnecessary movements of persons, transportation, shops allegedly kept open and so on. A number of persons were arrested and in some cases vehicles were impounded.

The state is under lockdown from March 24 midnight banning people movement in an effort to tackle coronavirus disease (COVID- 19).

The police have warned that people violating the government orders on total lockdown and curfew will be arrested under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. The police had issued advisory requesting the people to stay indoors. If people venture out of their houses defying the lockdown then they can be stopped, questioned and sent back. Non-cooperation can lead to custody for violating government orders, said police officials.

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