A number of people in various parts of the state are still not taking the state-wide lockdown seriously. The police have been taking action against such persons. In Dehradun on Wednesday, case was lodged under IPC section 188 against the maulvi of Sattowali Ghati mosque and 20-25 unidentified persons for violating the lockdown and gathering in the mosque to offer namaz. Apart from this, cases were lodged under the same section against 24 persons who were released on personal bonds from police stations. Similarly, challans were issued to drivers of 34 vehicles and 11 vehicles were seized under the Motor Vehicles Act.
During the evening, Indiranagar police were patrolling Sattowali Ghati when they received information about a crowd gathering to offer Namaz.
When the police reached the site, the crowd dispersed. The police lodged a case under IPC section 188 against the mosque’s Maulvi Abdul Samad and 20-25 unidentified persons for violating the lockdown. The police have again appealed the citizens to cooperate, follow the directions and remain indoors to stall the spread of COVID-19.