Law enforcers arrested 555 people while Traffic Division of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) fined 497 vehicles Tk 11.73 lakh in different parts of the capital on charges of breaching lockdown rules on Tuesday, the fifth day of the 14-day nationwide strict lockdown.
Besides, mobile courts fined 236 people Tk 4.83 lakh.
Police set up barricades and checkpoints in all important points of the city in order to monitor traffic movement and people.
Despite the fact that the lockdown is in effect, hundreds of people and private vehicles are returning to the capital via Daulatdia-Paturia and Banglabazar-Shimulia ferry terminals every day.
Many of these passengers are not even wearing masks let alone stick to health guidelines.