Vehicle keys of curfew and lockdown violators in police custody. Sourced image

Manipur police continued to appeal to the general public to extend cooperation to the ongoing efforts to prevent the spreading of coronavirus in the State.

The appeal of the state police was made through the local media again after a section of the public violated the orders of the district magistrate of Imphal West and came out on vehicles to sell or purchase essentials, according to police sources.

Stating that repeated appeal was made that only one person comes out for the purpose through PA system and media, the source said.

But people came out on vehicles in groups, police added.

After Monday’s opening, the retail shops will be opened again on Wednesday and Friday whereas wholesale shops will be open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday under different timing for different districts as per the order of government.

Urging to the public to strictly follow social distancing and to avoid crowded places, he said any person who violates will be booked strictly as per law

On Monday, the state police arrested more than 300 persons across three districts for violating norms of the on-going curfew and total lockdown imposed by the government to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the State.

In Imphal West district, the district police arrested 168 persons under 109 CrPC from its different police stations for violating the ongoing curfew and lockdown, the source said.

The arrested persons were produced before executive magistrates by registering 18 non-FIR cases at different police stations of Imphal West district and a fine of Rs 9800 was imposed and a total of 143 vehicles were also detained, the source said.

Similarly Thoubal district police detained 130 persons under its six police stations and a fine of Rs 4000 was imposed and a total of 30 vehicles were also detained, the sources added.

On the other hand a total of 56 persons were apprehended in the same line in Churachandpur district.

But they were released after due verification by registering non-FIR cases for violating the total lockdown.

A total of 39 vehicles were also detained, district police source said.

But the arrested persons were released on PR Bond by registering non-FIR cases after due verification.

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