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During 21 days nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, police in Assam’s Hojai district are doing commendable job to maintain law and order.

More importantly they are engaged to promote social distancing among people which is the only solution to contain the spread of coronavirus.

As to prevent  people from playing in open field and maintain social distancing, police dug up a cricket pitch at Khatalpur in Paschim Gopalnagar of Hojai on Friday, as some villager’s were playing with full enthusiasm.

It seemed they were reluctant to bother on what’s going in the world.

“Youngesters should understand that now they have to remain indoors, it is important for our own safety, playing can be done once lockdown period ends till that we should co-operate government,” Tousif Alam, a sports lover said.

To keep check on gathering, at Lumding’s Chanmari basti ward no 11, police acting on a tip off and with the help of locals destroyed liquor in huge quantity hidden at a house on Saturday.

As per information, an elderly lady was allegedly selling liquor secretly from her home.

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“After repeated warning since two years now, this lady doesn’t understand that she shouldn’t sell liquor illegally. Now at this time of lockdown also she is doing the same, she does not understand the meaning of lockdown. All drunkurds of the town are coming here, spending time and playing cards,” a local alleged.

At Daboka under Hojai district, police with the help of vegetable vendors arranged some vehicles to deliver vegetables at the door-steps in the remote areas as well in town on Saturday, to avoid any chaotic situation.

On the other hand, a group of youngsters from Nandapur gaon panchayat distributed ‘khichiri’ among underprivileged ones and police personnel deployed in the Hojai town on Saturday afternoon.

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