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Coronavirus: UP Police file 6,000 FIRs over lockdown breach, book 19,000

46 cases registered under Essential Commodities Act; Force recovers Rs 3.18 cr fine from offenders

A police personnel verifies documents provided by motorists during a 21-day nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Chennai
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A police personnel verifies documents provided by motorists during a 21-day nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic

Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
The Uttar Pradesh Police have filed more than 6,000 first information reports (FIRs) and booked nearly 19,000 people for breaching the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of pandemic coronavirus.

The UP Police filed 6,079 FIRs under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for defying the lockdown orders pertaining to the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, state additional chief secretary (home) Awanish Kumar Awasthi told the media here this evening.

Besides, 46 cases have been registered under the Essential Commodities Act (ECA) against 64 persons pertaining to the black marketing or hoarding of goods across the state. “The government is taking

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First Published: Mar 31 2020 | 7:19 PM IST

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