10 lakh persons booked in TN for curfew violation

Chennai: A day ahead of relaxations to many sectors, the State police recorded the arrest of nearly 10,03,310 persons.

Since 24 March, in order to curb the spread of Covid-19 and to enforce social distancing, the Tamilnadu police have been arresting those who ventured out during curfew.

Close to 9,05,845 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 6,99,336 vehicles were seized from these persons. However, the vehicles are being returned to their owners in a phased manner.

A total amount of Rs 22,09,78,543 has been collected from violators as fines, the release added.


NT Bureau