9,57,743 persons held in TN for violating curfew

Chennai: The Tamilnadu police have arrested as many as 9,57,743 persons for defying the lockdown.

Since 24 March, in order to curb the spread of Covid-19 and to enforce social distancing, the State police have been arresting those who ventured out during curfew.

Nearly 8,67,158 violations have been recorded by the police in various districts and FIRs have been registered against them, a press release from DGP’s office said today.

As many as 6,77,629 vehicles were seized from these persons. However, the vehicles are being returned to their owners in a phased manner. A total amount of Rs 20,15,79,543 has been collected from violators as fines.

 

NT Bureau