9,82,487 persons arrested for curfew violation

Chennai: Despite a few relaxations given during the lockdown, the State police are filing cases against violators.

Nearly, 9,82,487 persons were arrested by the Tamilnadu police for venturing out during 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 8,88,350 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 6,87,753 vehicles were seized from these persons. However, the vehicles are being returned to their owners in a phased manner. A total amount of Rs 21,09,57,668 has been collected from violators as fine.


NT Bureau