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UP Police registers over 13,200 FIRs, collects Rs 5.87 cr from vehicle fines during lockdown

Acting strictly against those not following the lockdown regulations, the Uttar Pradesh police has registered over 13,200 FIRs and booked more than 42,350 people for violating the prohibitory orders, a senior official said on Friday.

Shashwat Mishra

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Published on 10 April 2020 11:47 AM GMT

UP Police registers over 13,200 FIRs, collects Rs 5.87 cr from vehicle fines during lockdown
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Lucknow: Acting strictly against those not following the lockdown regulations, the Uttar Pradesh police has registered over 13,200 FIRs and booked more than 42,350 people for violating the prohibitory orders, a senior official said on Friday.

Rs 5.87 crore has also been collected by the police after imposing challans or fines on vehicle owners for violating lockdown rules, he said.

"To strictly implement the lockdown in districts, police registered 13,208 FIRs against 42,359 violaters after the lockdown orders," Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Awanish Awasthi told reporters.

The FIRs were lodged under IPC section 188, which deals with disobedience to an order duly promulgated by a public servant.

He said over 1.39 crore vehicles were checked in the state during this period and challans were imposed on over 31 lakh vehicles, adding that the police has also recovered Rs 5.87 crore as fine from them.

The official said under the Essential Commodities Act, 344 FIRs were lodged and 426 persons were named in them for hoarding and blackmarketing of goods.

"The CM has made it clear that blackmarketing will not allowed and strict action including imposing NSA (National Security Act) can also be initiated against such persons," he said.

(PTI)

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