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Over 9,000 vehicles seized during lockdown in Jaipur

April 14, 2020, 9:37 am

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Jaipur: The city police has seized over 9000 vehicles under various sections of the Motor Vehicle Act during the lockdown over the past one month. The vehicles were seized after their owners were caught violating lockdown guidelines. The vehicles will be released to their owners with a court order only after the lockdown comes to an end.  

The city police took strict action against lockdown violators on Monday also. In the last 24 hours, the police arrested 15 people and seized 380 vehicles. Many people in the Walled City are still not following social distancing practices despite the fact that the administration has imposed curfew. Some people were caught trying to sneak out of the area under the cover of darkness on Monday night. The police officials said that they are keeping an eye on the movement of people through CCTVs and drone cameras.

Checkpoints have been set up at each entry point in the Walled City. The policemen at checkpoints are not allowing to enter or exit the Walled City areas. In emergency cases, if a person is allowed to leave or enter the area, his or her name is recorded.

Some medicine sellers in Film Colony are being allowed to enter through New Gate.

“We seized 380 vehicles and arrested 13 people for violating lockdown guidelines on Monday,” said a senior police officer.

On Monday, 93 more COVID-19 cases were reported in Rajasthan, taking the total count to 897. Jodhpur reported 31 cases. A policeman tested positive for coronavirus in Jodhpur. In Jaipur, a pregnant woman tested positive for the virus.

First published: April 14, 2020