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Police on Saturday booked several people for violating the 48-hour shutdown

Bhubaneswar:4/4/20: Police on Saturday booked several people for violating the 48-hour shutdown in several places in Odisha and placed many of them on compulsory quarantine for 14 days.

In Bhubaneswar, police detained 64 people for roaming outside during the shutdown period. Besides, 45 violators were placed on compulsory quarantine.

Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Sahoo said the violators were booked under IPC Sections 269, 270 and 271 for violating the Odisha COVID-19 Regulation, 2020.

Referring to the 48-hour shutdown order, the DCP said that apart from the main roads, people were also barred from moving in lanes and slum areas of the city.

In Bhadrak town, nine persons were placed on compulsory quarantine. “These violators will be booked for flouting the shutdown order,” Bhadrak Collector Gyana Ranjan Das said.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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