8.47 lakh persons arrested for defying lockdown norms

Chennai: The State police continue to enforce Section 144 across Tamilnadu by taking violators to task.

The Tamilnadu police arrested 8,47,574 persons for violating norms of social distancing and venturing out during curfew.

A press release from the DGP’s office said that 7,72,585 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 6,33,555 vehicles were seized from these persons. However, the vehicles are being returned to their owners in a phased manner.

A total amount of Rs 17,90,04,526 has been collected from violators as fines since March.


NT Bureau