Dibrugarh: An awareness meeting was held on the midnight of April 19 at Thana Chariali, the heart of the Dibrugarh town, in order to sensitize police officials, constables and home guards of the district about the Union Government’s latest directives on COVID-19. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued certain COVID guidelines for the extended lockdown period which will culminate on May 3.
Wearing their respective uniforms and masks, the police and home guards personnel lined up at Thana Chariali by maintaining social distance protocol and were addressed by Superintendent of Police, Jeet T. and Officer in-charge of Dibrugarh Sadar Police Station, Rajib Saikia.
Referring to MHA’s new guidelines for second phase of lockdown elaborately, Superintendent of Police Jeet T called upon all to keep strict vigil during their duties so that no one dared to violate the recent guidelines. He further stated that spitting in public places under new guidelines was punishable and pillion riding in two wheelers and driving four wheelers with more than two occupants were restricted. The police on duty should take strict steps to ensure that these guidelines were followed by people, he said.
OC Rajib Saikia also addressed the gathering and appealed to people to extend their cooperation and help for successful implementation of fresh directives of the lockdown.