Lockdown: Police detain 373, arrests 76 for violating restrictions in Dhaka

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1st July, 2021 09:10:12 PM printer

Lockdown: Police detain 373, arrests 76 for violating restrictions in Dhaka

Police detained 373 people and arrested 76  from different areas of the capital till 5 pm on Thursday on charge of violating lockdown restrictions .

Police said they detained  4  in Wari ,55 in Romna, 232 in Tejgaon, 75 in Mirpur  and 7 in Gulshan for failing to provide any valid reason to come outdoors.

The law enforcers also arrested 15 in Lalbagh, 2 each in Romna and Motijheel, 16 in Wari, 30 in Mirpur, 8 in Gulshan and 3 in Uttara.

Meanwhile, 274 vehicles were sued and fined Tk 463,050 for breaching the lockdown during this time. Forty six vehicles were also seized.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) ADC media Iftekhairul Islam confirmed the figures to UNB.

On the other hand, mobile court sentenced eight people during this time and fined a huge number of individuals and business institutions on the first day of a tougher lockdown .

Earlier in the day, Dhaka streets wore a deserted look as Bangladesh entered a stringent lockdown on Thursday with law enforcers on patrol to enforce the restrictions.

Army personnel were seen patrolling the city streets in aid of the civil administration.

Police set up barricades and check-posts at all important points of the city to monitor the movement of vehicles as well as people. So, most roads in the capital were found almost empty with fewer private vehicles moving.


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