9,73,576 persons arrested in TN for violating curfew

Chennai: With lockdown being extended to 31 August, the police continue with their  drill of taking violators into custody.

Nearly, 9,73,576 persons were arrested by the Tamilnadu police for venturing out  despite a 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 8,81,434 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 6,85,415 vehicles were seized from these persons. However, the vehicles are being returned to their owners in a phased manner. A total amount of Rs 20,69,15,048 has been collected from violators as fines.


NT Bureau