PANAJI: Goa police so far have booked 54 persons under various sections of the law for allegedly violating the government orders on total lockdown and curfew. According to information 43 persons were booked by the police North Goa district while 11 persons by the South Goa police.
Police said that this cases are pertaining to unnecessary movements of persons, transportation, shops allegedly kept open and so on. A number of persons were arrested and in some cases vehicles were impounded.
The state is under lockdown since March 24 midnight banning people movement in an effort to tackle coronavirus disease (COVID- 19).
The police have warned that people violating the government orders on total lockdown and curfew will be arrested under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. The police had issued advisory requesting the people to stay indoors. If people venture out of their houses defying the lockdown then they can be stopped, questioned and sent back. Non-cooperation can lead to custody for violating government orders, said police officials.
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