Karnataka HM,Basavaraj Bommai directs police to show restraint in enforcing COVID restrictions.

Pramesh S Jain. Yogesh K Porwar

On the second day of the strict enforcement,the city police have tone down their behaviour and restrained from using canes.

Even the seizure of vehicles witnessed drastic change with over 2500 vehicles from the first day to 720 vehicles seized from in and around the city for violating the guidelines.

According to an official release the police seized 642 bikes 440 three wheelers and 34 four wheelers.

Over all till today around 19,000 violators vehicles has been seized during the Corona Curfew and strict lockdown enforcement.

The helping hands by gud samartian the Jain community people sponsored food packets for needy,poor and daily wage people.DCP,Traffic West Kuldeep Kumar R Jain,ACP,Traffic West,AB Sudhakar with Chickpet traffic Inspector,Dr Anil Grampurohit distributed the food packets to daily wage and needy people at Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Railway station.

Salute to NGO who is helping the needy. We are just medium. DCP Traffic West,Kuldeep Kumar R Jain said by tweeting.

The police also booked 11 cases against shops and commercial establishments under NDMA act.

Meanwhile,Karnataka reports 39510 COVID-19 cases.15879 cases in Bengaluru.

Senior police officers are flooded with calls since morning from people inquiring about the passes.

No passes for any reason,those who venture out should carry proof of work and ID card,a senior officer,said.The police are getting thousands of calls seeking clarification.

Meanwhile Karnataka Home Minister,Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said he has directed the police to exercise restraint while dealing with people during the COVID related restrictions in the state and prefer other ways such as seizing vehicles of those who violated guidelines.

Government has come under sharp attack from some quarters including opposition as police used force at several places to impose stringent restrictions as ordered by the government to curb the spread of COVID.

“The police have reduced enforcing the restriction from 6 am to 10 am such as seizing the vehicles.

There are other ways to deal with people (violators) such as seizing vehicles and imposing fine (after 10 am) which should be done as per rule,Bommai told reporters at the Veterinary College at Hebbal in the city where a new COVID care centre has been launched.

He also sought public support in the drive to check the spread of the disease.

We have given directions to the police not to use force but we need people’s cooperation for at least 14 days to make lockdown successful, Bommai said.

To a question,by media persons,Bommai said caning violators has been stopped now.

Meanwhile,a purported video surfaced in the social media where a man,said to be a banker, was allegedly beaten up by the police at Gandhi Chowk in the district headquarter town of Vijayapura in North Karnataka.

Basavaraj,a bank officer, had left for office when the policemen stopped him.

Though he showed his identity card, the policemen beat him up badly, it was alleged.

The Bengaluru police commissioner Kamal Pant said last evening the police have been advised not to use any kind of force.