Chennai: The State police have arrested 4,98,701 persons for not adhering to the norms of Section 144 imposed in the State.
Until this morning, the police in various districts have recorded as many 4,70,338 violations.
According to a press release from the DGP’s office, FIRs have been registered against those who violate the rules of lockdown.
The police seized as many as 4,07,118 vehicles from those who stepped out of their houses for non-essential purposes. However, the vehicles are being returned to their owners in a phased manner.
A total amount of Rs 6,54,82,244 has been collected from violators as fines.