Mumbai: On Thursday, Mumbai Police booked 571 people and registered 466 cases against them for flouting the COVID lockdown regulations. According to the data, most violations recorded on Thursday were related to opening other shop establishments despite lockdown like curbs being imposed in the city. Police have booked the violators under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code for disobedience of orders promulgated by a public servant.
Chaitanya S, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations) said that on Thursday, of the 466 cases of lockdown violations, 158 cases were registered for wandering without a valid reason, 81 for not wearing a mask and 160 for operating non-essential shops despite orders forbidding it.
While 22 cases were registered on Thursday for gathering in public, five cases were registered for illegal vehicular movement and two for operating a hotel establishment.
One case was registered against betel nut shops and two against patients fleeing the quarantine centre for violating the COVID rules, while 15 cases were registered against hawkers in the city on Thursday. Most violations were recorded in the northern parts of the city, with 121 violations.
DCP Chaitanya added that of the 571 booked, 234 violators were arrested and released on bail, 338 were issued a notice and seven were yet to be arrested on Thursday. Mumbai Police also seized 65 vehicles of motorists found violating the lockdown like curbs and moving without a valid reason.