8.17 lakh persons arrested for defying lockdown in TN

Chennai: The State police continue to take curfew violators to task despite the city being given a few relaxations.

So far, the Tamilnadu State police have arrested 8,17,968 persons for violating norms of social distancing and venturing out during curfew.

A press release from the DGP’s office today said that 7,46,436 violations have been recorded by the police in various districts and FIRs have been registered against them.

The restrictions have been imposed across the State to curb the spread of Coronavirus since 24 March. The city will be under lockdown until 31 July.

As many as 6,23,088 vehicles were seized from these persons. However, the vehicles are being returned to their owners in a phased manner.

A total amount of Rs 17,30,53,286 has been collected from violators as fines since March.


NT Bureau