Kothagudem: The lockdown imposed by the State government to stop spread of the coronavirus was being implemented in an effective manner, stated North Zone IGP, Y Nagi Reddy.
He along with the Superintendent of Police (SP), Sunil Dutt inspected the police check posts in Kothagudem town and other places monitoring the implementation of lockdown in the district on Sunday.
Speaking to media persons, he said the police were playing a major role in ensuring the smooth movement of emergency services, medical services and transportation of essential goods without any hindrance during the lockdown period.
People were advised to wear face masks and maintain physical distance while purchasing commodities. Steps to decentralise vegetable and meat markets in coordination with the concerned departments were taken to reduce crowding in the markets.
Dutt informed that as many as 816 cases were booked and penalties worth Rs 8.16 lakh were imposed for lockdown violations across the district on Sunday. Similarly 160 vehicles moving on roads and four shops open during the lockdown period were seized.
Around 144 e-petty cases were booked while nine cases were registered under Disaster Management and Epidemic Diseases Act-1897 along with IPC sections, the SP said. He urged the public to cooperate with the police in the implementation of lockdown.
Earlier in the day, Nagi Reddy also visited Khammam city and several places in the Khammam district along with Commissioner of Police, Vishnu S Warrier. The IG said check posts have been set up in agency villages enforcing the lock-down strictly with the young police force.
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