Police have registered 1,788 FIRs and booked 5,592 people in Uttar Pradesh for violating the lockdown imposed in view of coronavirus threat, officials said on Wednesday.
Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi told reporters that the FIRs were filed under Indian Penal Code section 188 which deals with disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant.
To strictly implement lockdown in the districts, police registered 1,788 FIRs against violaters since Tuesday after lockdown orders and booked 5,592 people in the state, he said.
Awasthi said 1.52 vehicles were checked in the state and 39,757 vehicles were challaned.
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