630 held, over 6,500 challaned for flouting COVID-19 norms

Chandigarh, May 5 (Agency) Punjab Police have issued at least 6,531 challans to face mask violators and arrested as many as 629 persons for violating the COVID-19 norms across the state in last three days. Sharing details on Wednesday, Director General of Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta said that the joint teams of the Home department on Sunday ordered that all the non-essential shops must remain closed in the state, while, all four-wheeler passenger vehicles should not carry more than 2 passengers and no Pillion riders are allowed on scooters and motorcycles except those belonging to the same family and living in the same house.

Likewise, no gathering of more than 10 persons is allowed, including for weddings/cremations/funerals. The DGP, while disclosing data from May 2 to 4, 2021, said that the Punjab Police have registered around 560 First Information Reports (FIRs) against those found flouting the guidelines, including owners of prominent Hotels, Marriage Palaces, Restaurants, Shops etc.