Over 800 people were issued challans for not wearing masks while more than 200 cases were registered on the first night after the curfew was imposed from 10 pm to 5 am in the national Capital, due to rise in the number of Covid cases.
According to data shared by police, a total of 534 people were booked under other preventive action under sections 65 Delhi Police Act (persons bound to comply with the reasonable directions of police officer), 107 (security for keeping the peace in other cases) and 151 (Arrest to prevent the commission of cognizable offences) of CrPC.
Police issued 842 challans to people for not wearing mask and 220 cases were registered across the city.
The west district lodged five First Information Reports (FIRs) and issued 31 challans during night curfew. A total of 49 people were prosecuted in outer district and one in New Delhi district while south and southeast district filed 13 and 118 cases respectively.
In northwest district, 59 people booked for violating the rules, officials said, adding that two persons were booked under 188 IPC, six under Delhi Police Act and 32 challans were issued in east district. No case has been registered at Shahdara district.
Police said they had made announcements regarding night curfew in the market places and other crowded places in the respective area of every police stations.
The Delhi government on Tuesday had imposed seven hours of night curfew in view of rising COVID-19 cases. The decision was taken after the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) reviewed the COVID-19 situation in the city. The DDMA order for curfew from 10 pm to 5 am will continue till April 30.
However, it exempted people of certain professions from the curfew.
On Tuesday, Delhi recorded 5,100 new COVID-19 cases, the highest this year. “Delhi Police will strictly enforce it except for the exempted categories mentioned in the order. All concerned should strictly observe the restrictions as given in the DDMA order,” police public relations officer Chinmoy Biswal had said.
"Fresh movement passes will be issued on demand. Those requiring it and qualifying for it can also visit Delhi Police website to apply for it. All field functionaries will be available in their jurisdictions to enforce the DDMA order and to facilitate the exempted categories," he added.