9,88,773 persons booked for curfew violation

Chennai: The Tamilnadu police arrested nearly 9,88,773 persons for violating norms of lockdown. Five months into the lockdown, despite relaxation, the State police continue to be on their toes.

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 8,94,279 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 6,92,497 vehicles were seized from these persons. However, the vehicles are being returned to their owners in a phased manner.

A total amount of Rs 21,33,85,353 has been collected from violators as fines, the release added.


NT Bureau