18 persons arrested, 7 shops sealed, 5 FIRs registered: SSP Jammu

18 persons arrested, 7 shops sealed, 5 FIRs registered: SSP Jammu



JAMMU: Eighteen persons were arrested for violating SOPs, which were issued in wake of rising cases of COVID-19 pandemic.


According to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jammu Chandan Kohli, around 18 persons were arrested for violating pandemic guidelines across Jammu district in the past 24 hours. Seven shops were sealed and five FIRs were registered against the violators at different police station across Jammu district, SSP informed.


“People have started understanding the situation and not stepping out unnecessary of their houses”, SSP said, and laid emphasis to follow Do’s and Dont’s issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Health and Medical Education Department J&K viz washing hands frequently, covering nose and mouth with handkerchief/ tissue while sneezing and coughing, avoid participating in large gathering, avoid close contact with anyone, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.


SSP also stressed upon the masses to protect themselves from the pandemic and take measures to prevent its spreading.


Sources said that Jammu Police has started strict enforcement of SOPs in Jammu’s Narwal Mandi. “A regulated system for entry of vehicles has been made so that all vehicles do not enter Mandi at the same time”, sources said, adding that announcements regarding SOPs and COVID appropriate behaviour are being made by Horticulture and Police Departments from time to time.


“Police Department has kept a check on retail activity in Mandi so that only wholesale business is being carried out. COVID testing of people coming to Mandi is being done so that people coming positive can be segregated and fines are being imposed on daily basis on the people not following SOPs”, sources informed.