9,62 ,171 persons arrested for violating curfew

Chennai: Even as the Covid-19 numbers are stabilising, the State police are in no mood to be lenient towards those violating the curfew.

Tamilnadu police have been on their toes enforcing the lockdown for the past five months. Till now, they have arrested as many as 9,62,171 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 8,71,248 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. As many as 6,78,961 vehicles were seized from these persons.

However, the vehicles are being returned to their owners in a phased manner.A total amount of Rs 20,34,90,858 has been collected from violators as fine.


NT Bureau