Over 4,000 arrested for violation of lockdown norms in Assam

Guwahati, May 9 () Nearly 4,300 persons have beenarrested across Assam in the last 46 days for violatinglockdown norms, the Assam Police said on Saturday.

A sum of almost Rs 2.2 crore was collected from thearrested persons as fine for defying the restrictions, thepolice said.

In its daily report on the ongoing lockdown tocontain the spread of COVID-19, the Assam Police said that2,053 cases have been registered for 2,725 incidents eversince the restrictions were imposed due to the lockdown.

Accordingly 4,297 persons have been arrested inconnection with the incidents, a press release said.Advertisement

A fine of Rs 2,18,89,550 was also realised from theviolators, it said.

Besides, 25,426 vehicles of all types and 32 boatshave been seized from various parts of the state during thisperiod.

As part of its proactive stand against fake news, theAssam Police said, action is being taken against thosespreading provocative content and rumours about COVID-19 onsocial media.

As on Saturday, 96 cases have been registered and 50persons were arrested, the official release said.

To stop the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus inthe state, there are 27 effective containment zones acrossnine districts, it added. TRMM MM

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