Vehicles in Karnataka
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With the rise in the number of positive COVID19 cases across the country amid lockdown, the Karnataka Police on Wednesday banned the movement of two and four-wheelers on the streets till April 14, 2020.

Informing this on his official Twitter handle the Karnataka director general of police (DGP) informed that the vehicles will be seized by the police if the lockdown regulation is ignored.

The Karnataka DGP tweeted: “This is not an April Fool’s prank. Two/ four wheelers are banned from use till the 14th of April. We will SEIZE your vehicle if you CEASE to ignore this lockdown regulation.”

The nationwide lockdown and the spread of the COVID19 pandemic have brought many events to a halt including the Indian Premier League.

Karnataka’s DGP Praveen Sood took to Twitter to lift the spirits of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

On Tuesday night, DGP Sood tweeted: “Today was supposed to be @rcbtweets first match in this year’s IPL. I understand your disappointment but please ensure that there are no knight riders on the streets. #StayHome.”

Meanwhile, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) commissioner, BH Anil Kumar, asked those, who are home quarantined, not to step out and send a selfie in every hour so that the authorities get to know that they have not violated quarantine norms.

BBMP commissioner BH Anil Kumar tweeted: “A selfie an hour, will keep the police away! As many #HomeQuarantined are stepping out, the Quarantine Watch Mobile App requires these citizens to send a selfie every waking hour. If the GPS coordinates change, they will be sent to a Govt-run mass quarantine centre.”

Kumar warned: “Nobody can dodge the long arm of the law. 10 persons who were under Home Quarantine in #Bengaluru & escaped to their native, were arrested & a case has been registered against them at Gurmitkal Police station.”

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