Bengaluru CoP Kamal Pant urges people to strictly follow Covid-19 guidelines:2227 Violators Vehicle Seized on Sunday:

Sushma Gowda (Correspondent)

Ahead of the fortnight-long lockdown restrictions starting from May 10 in Karnataka, Bengaluru police commissioner Kamal Pant on Sunday urged people to strictly abide by the guidelines and warned of stringent action against violators.

“I urge my fellow Bengalureans to follow the lockdown guidelines from Monday more strictly. We can only be successful in our fight against #COVID19 if we work together, Stay Home, Stay Safe!” Pant tweeted.

The city police have implemented strict lockdown a day before the actual state wide strict lockdown imposed by the state government to contain steep rises in the covide cases .

As part of the strict enforcement the police seized as many as 2227 vehicles including 1984 two wheelers,99 three wheelers and 144 four wheelers violated the lockdown.

The police also booked 23 cases against the shops and commercial establishments under Disaster management Act for violating the lockdown norms.

The entire city police force was deployed on the roads to check vehicles which are moving and ensure people stay indoors.

However many motorists who were caught by police for trying to move around the city without valid reasons were subjected to canning and some of them are forced to sit ups and the remaining were made to sit in the middle of the roads while senior police officials educated them about the importance of lockdown and its implications.

This is going to be a milder version of the lockdown as the actual strict lock down would start from Monday.

From Monday it is going to be a zero tolerance and people who were caught violating will be arrested and their vehicles will be seized , a senior police officer said.

Except people with medical emergencies and exceptions mentioned in the guidelines no one is allowed to venture out from Monday,another police officer said .

However few motorots tried to hoodwink police during lockdown and either ended up in hospital or at the station.

A scooterist sustained injuries after he slipped from the scooter and fell unconscious while he tried to escape from police at Bommanahalli junction on Sunday afternoon.

The police rushed to his help and shifted him to hospital in an autorickshaw where he is recovering.

As the Corona Curfew stipulated comes for end at 12 pm DCP East, Dr SD Sharanappa along with ACPs,as,Smt.Tabarak Fathima, Ningappa B Sakkri,went on city rounds in their jurisdiction,He started his rounds from Shivajinagar area with his police and the team sent all the public back to their homes and appealed to stay indoors.

The police even canned people who were loitering outside without any valid reason.In DJ Halli many clothes shop was found opened as per the guidelines no commercial and private establishments will be Except essential services.

But here people were seen in huge there was no social distancing and many were seen roaming without Mask.

A scooterist and pillion were canned by police after they stopped him near Frazer town for moving.The police later realized that the pillion was suffering from Covid infection and was heading to a private diagnostic centre for tests .

In Peenya the alert police caught two youths who are driving around the city with police stickers on the SUV.The duo were taken to the station along with the vehicle for questioning .

In another incident,the police stopped a car moving near Trinity Junction and found a newly married couple are returning home.The police allowed them to go and wished them too.

A strict instruction has been given to the police  that people venture out with lame excuses.Such people will not be spared and strict action would be taken against them,Kamal Pant, said.

Even after 14 months and lakhs of deaths, many people don’t seem to understand meaning of LOCKDOWN. Step out at the risk of getting your vehicle seized till the end of lockdown. A better option MAY be to stay home and stay safe.

Please take lockdown seriously in the overall interest of everyone’s safety…. or be ready to get your vehicle seized for next two weeks.Choice is yours. Praveen Sood DG-IGP tweeted.