HAILAKANDI: The Hailakandi district police has been strictly enforcing social distancing norms and wearing of masks and face covers across the district. Superintendent of Police, Pabindra Kumar Nath disclosed that the police arrested 23 persons for not wearing masks or face covers and registered one case against lockdown violation in the past 24 hours. Altogether 48 cases have been registered and 233 arrests made since the enforcement of lockdown.
Nath further informed that 13 numbers of motor vehicles have been seized for lockdown violations during last 24 hours. A total of 219 vehicles, including 171 two wheelers, 15 three wheelers and 33 four wheelers have been seized so far. Rs 1,85,900 have been realised by way of fines. Besides, the district police has arrested three persons and registered eight cases against misuse of social media and spreading rumours.
The district police chief further informed that security along the inter-district border has been strengthened following COVID-19 positive cases in neighbouring Cachar district. "Following COVID-19 positive cases in Cachar district, we have beefed up security along the inter-district border. Proper checking and medical screening of people coming from outside are being conducted. Also the inter-state border with Mizoram has been partially opened for incoming people of Assam after thorough medical screening," he added. Movement of people and vehicles except emergency services and exempted categories have been fully restricted from 6 pm to 6 am, Nath said.