10 shops sealed, 12 vehicles and two-wheelers seized for violating lockdown orders in Srinagar

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DM warns against violations, instructs authorities for strict action against violators

SRINAGAR, APRIL 22: Ten shops were sealed and over a dozen vehicles and two-wheelers seized Thursday in different areas of Srinagar for violating lockdown orders.

Concerned authorities including Tehsildars and police swung into action against violators found in their respective jurisdictions.

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It followed instructions of Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary for strict action against violators of lockdown as ordered for containment of COVID-19 in the district.

These shops were sealed in jurisdictions of 4 Tehsils — including 4 shops in Eidgah, 3 shops in North, 2 shops in Shalteng and 1 shop in Chanpora. In Koker Bazar area of South tehsil two shopkeepers were arrested for violations and others given strict warnings against future violations.

Strict action was also taken against private vehicles found moving around without permission.

Seven cars and five two-wheelers as well as a tipper truck with construction material were seized during the inspection drive held in different areas of the district.

It should be noted that complete restrictions on public movement and activities have been ordered till May 3 in the district. Concerned authorities have been instructed for strict enforcement of restrictions and strict action against violators.

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