Over 9.80 lakh persons arrested in TN for violating curfew

Chennai: The State has recorded the arrest of over 9.80 lakh persons who violated the rules of lockdown.

As many as, 9,80,398 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.

Close to 8,86,776 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 6,87,221 vehicles were seized from these persons. However, the vehicles are being returned to their owners in a phased manner. A total amount of Rs 21,00,03,093 has been collected from violators as fine.


NT Bureau