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Assam Police launches helpline numbers to report lockdown violations. Here's the list

Assam Police have been tasted with ensuring the strict lockdown in Guwahati that has been triggered bu the COVID-19

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 July 2020 9:44 AM GMT

Guwahati: The Assam Police, currently tasked with enforcing the strict compliance of a lockdown in Kamrup (Metro) district of Assam have now come up with another method to keep those pesky lockdown violators at by: with helpline numbers.

The Assam Police has now set up some helpline numbers, on which one may inform the police if they see anybody violating the lockdown norms. The numbers are as follows:

6026900970

6026900971

6026900972

6026900973

Additionally, responsible citizens may also report these violations on the official twitter handles of the Assam, Police, Guwahati Police, or Guwahati Traffic Police.

Yesterday, Assam Police detained as many as 58 vehicles for not complying with the lockdown rules. At the same time, 5 people were arrested for violating the lockdown and 2 cases were registered; Rs.11,500 was charged as fine for the non-wearing of masks.

This development has come at a time when the city of Guwahati has come under total lockdown owing to the sharp uptick in the number of COVID-19 positive cases. Yesterday alone, as many as 382 COVID-19 cases were detected within the city premises.

Meanwhile, taking stock of the situation, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the city must conduct as many as 10,000 tests on a daily basis, to initiate efforts to flatten the COVID curve. Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that a new method of testing -- christened as the COVID-19 AG test -- will be brought into action. With the usage of this new technology, the state department shall be able to declare the COVID-19 test result within a single hour.

However, this step from the Assam Police might seem mild in comparison to what police departments in other parts of the country have done. The police from Vijayapura, Karnataka, for instance, who found that their usual methods and actions have failed to restrain lockdown order violators from unnecessarily roaming around started stamping the foreheads of the violators to shame them publicly.

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