Updated: February 22, 2021 11:12:37 pm
A DAY after the district administration announced a fresh round of restrictions to control the spread of Covid-19, police in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad on Monday issued orders imposing restrictions on night movement in their jurisdictions from 11 pm to 6 am between February 22 and 28.
For Pune city, the order was issued on Monday by Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Ravindra Shisve. For Pimpri-Chinchwad jurisdiction, the order was issued by Police Commissioner Krishna Prakash.
These orders are not applicable to essential and emergency services, including police, health and civic staff, defence forces, personnel involved in Covid response, people involved in transportation and provision of essential commodities.
Barring exceptions, movement has been prohibited on any road in the police jurisdiction of Pune city and Pimpri-Chinchwad. The order states violators will be prosecuted under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act.
With a spike in Covid cases, police in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad have said they have intensified action against those not wearing masks or those not following Covid safety norms.
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