8,87,566 lakh persons arrested in TN for defying curfew

Chennai: Across several districts, the State police arrested more than eight lakh persons for not following rules of social distancing.

Since the lockdown began in March, the police arrested 8,87,566 persons for violating norms of social distancing and venturing out during curfew.

A press release from the DGP’s office said that 8,07,214 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 6,46,689 vehicles were seized from these persons.

However, the vehicles are being returned to their owners in a phased manner. A total amount of Rs 18, 57,32,111 has been collected from violators as fines since March.


NT Bureau