Over 2,300 booked for violating night curfew in Delhi
Over 2,300 people were booked for allegedly violating the night curfew imposed by the Delhi government amid a surge in coronavirus cases, police said on Monday. According to data shared by the police, 167 cases were registered in this regard from Sunday 10 pm to Monday 5 am. Here are more details on this.
2,304 people were booked under relevant sections
"A total of 2,304 people were booked under Section 65 (persons bound to comply with the reasonable directions of a police officer) of the Delhi Police Act," Delhi Police Additional PRO Anil Mittal said. "Some were booked under Section 107 (security for keeping the peace in other cases) and 151 (arrest to prevent the commission of cognizable offenses) of the CrPC," Mittal said.
Night curfew was announced after DDMA reviewed the COVID-19 situation
The Delhi government on Tuesday had announced a seven-hour night curfew. 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 be in force till April 30. However, it exempts people of certain professions from the curfew.
Delhi Police told to strictly enforce the DDMA order
"The 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," Public Relations Officer of the force Chinmoy Biswal had said.
Apply for fresh movement passes on Delhi Police website
Fresh movement passes will be issued on demand. Those requiring it and qualifying for it can also visit the Delhi Police website to apply for it. All field functionaries will be available in their jurisdictions to enforce the DDMA order and facilitate the exempted categories, he had added. Authorities across districts received over 73,000 applications for e-passes till April 8, he said.
Delhi has registered a record spike for two consecutive days
Delhi on Monday reported 11,491 fresh coronavirus cases taking the total tally to 7,36,688. The death toll is getting worse by the day. 72 people lost their lives on Monday pushing the toll to 11,355. Meanwhile, 6,87,238 people have recovered from the virus. On Sunday, with 10,774 cases being recorded, the national capital's daily case count had crossed the 10,000-mark for the first time.