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427 persons were arrested across the state violating lock down norms

Bhubaneswar:6/4/20: As many as 427 persons were arrested across the state today for different violations related to lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

This was informed by Odisha’s COVID-19 Spokesman, Subroto Bagchi, here this evening while outlining the measure and steps taken by the state government.

He said, “From 5th April morning to 6th April morning, 249 cases have been registered by the Police in the state for violations of different regulations and guidelines related to COVID-19. Out of these, 233 cases have been registered for violation of lockdown, five cases for rumor-mongering and 11 for other issues”

“As many as 427 persons were arrested for different violations by the Police,” Bagchi informed adding that 29 shopkeepers were arrested in Bhadrak Town for defying social distancing norms.

The COVID-19 Spokesman said: “Hon’ble Chief Minister has called upon the people to strictly observe ‘Lock Down’ for the betterment of self and society. He also said that thousands of Police personnel have sacrificed their personal and family life in our fight against COVID-19. Let us stay at home and observe social distancing to honour their sacrifice.”

Hon’ble Chief Minister has directed the Police to implement Lockdown guidelines strictly and to show zero tolerance in case of any communal situation, Bagchi added.

About Ashok Palit

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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