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Coronavirus: 77 people arrested for violating section 144

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

As many as 77 people were arrested from west Delhi on Tuesday for allegedly violating section 144 of the CrPC imposed in view of the coronavirus outbreak, police said.

A total of 77 FIRs have also been registered, they said/

The police said 674 persons have been detained and 66 vehicles seized from west Delhi.

On Monday, the police had registered 100 cases in connection with violations under section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code.

On Sunday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a complete lockdown in the national capital till March 31 in order to control the spread of coronavirus.

On the same day, the Delhi Police imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC till March 31, banning protests, and other gatherings.

Section 144 prohibits the assembly of four or more people at one place.

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First Published: Tue, March 24 2020. 18:44 IST