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Mumbai: A 47-year-old constable attached to traffic department is the latest cop from Mumbai police to die due to COVID-19, taking the city police toll owing to the deadly virus to 117. Constable Sandeep Tetambe died on Saturday.

According to the police officials, Tetambe who was as a comorbid patient with high blood pressure was tested positive on April 24. He was admitted to the Bombay hospital where he breathed his last on Saturday. Tetambe, a resident of Dombivali, was posted in administrative department of traffic branch. As per the latest statistics, the Mumbai police has 233 active cases at present while so far 8,857 police persons have contracted the disease.

Meanwhile, in its continuous action against the lockdown violators, the city police on Monday registered 335 offences lockdown violations taking the total number of offences registered since April 5 to 17,075. On Monday, a total of 427 people were booked for violating the lockdown norms of them 229 were served notices while 197 were released on bail, the remaining one accused is shown as a wanted accused. The city police also impounded 62 vehicles found violating norms on Monday.

Of the total cases registered on Monday most 148 violations were reported of loitering at public places without a valid reason which is followed by 103 offences registered against shopkeepers for flouting the norms.

Besides, 49 cases have been registered against peope found without a mask at public places and another 20 offences were of crowding at public places. The city police also registered five cases against hawkers, four cases of illegal transportation and three each against hotels and pan shop owners registered on Monday.

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