566 held in city for lockdown violation on 4th day
Published : Monday, 26 July, 2021 at 11:17 PM Count : 306
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 5,66 people from different areas in the capital for breaching the government's directives on the fourth consecutive day of the ongoing 14-day strict lockdown (shutdown).
Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of DMP's Media and Public Relations Iftekharul Islam told BSS that DMP's eight crime and traffic divisions conducted mobile courts in different areas from morning to evening.
He said mobile courts fined 164 people Taka one lakh 26 thousand and 200. Besides 443 vehicles were fined Tk 10 lakh and 21 thousand under the Road Transport Act.
Meanwhile, the mobile courts with the help of anti-crime elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and district administrations conducted its activities to increase public awareness on the implementation of the restrictions imposed by the government as part of tackling the coronavirus outbreak.
A press release said 160 patrols and 16 checkposts of the RAB were conducted across the country. The RAB's public awareness campaign, leaflet distribution and free masks distribution programme were underway to control the movement of people unnecessarily.
It is said through 31 mobile courts, the executive magistrates fined 264 people Tk 1 lakh 77 thousand 800 across the country for violating the restrictions. In addition, masks were distributed to motivate people to follow the health guidelines.
The 14-day strict lockdown, which started at 6 am on Friday, will continue till 12 noon on August 5, keeping all types of shops, public transports and industries closed, including imposing restrictions on human movement without special cases.