DC,CP and SSP exhorts people adhere by Lockdown guidelines or invite serious action for its violation

DC,CP and SSP exhorts people adhere by Lockdown guidelines or invite serious action for its violation Jalandhar, June 1,2020: The Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma, Commissioner of PoliceGurpreet Singh Bhullar and Senior Superintendent of Police  Navjot Singh Mahal today asked the people to adhere by the lockdown guidelines as its violation would invite serious action under various provisions of law.

Chairing a meeting here at the District Administrative Complex to review the situation, the Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police said that violation of the guidelines and lockdown measures would be punishable under sections 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 besides legal action under section 188 of Indian Penal Code (IPC). They said that the movement of individuals for all the non-essential activities would remain prohibited in the district between 9.00 pm to 5.00 am during Lockdown 5.0/ unlock 1.0. The officers said that persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidity, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years were advised to stay at home except for essential requirements and for health purposes.

The Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police said that activities like Cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places would remain prohibited along with social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic /cultural/religious functions and other large congregations. The officers further said that spitting in public places, consumption of liquor, pan, gutka, tobacco and others in public places was prohibited. They said that there would be no restriction on their sale.

The Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police said that number of guests would not exceed 50 in marriages and not more than 20 in Funeral/last rites. They said that religious places/places of worship for public would remain closed till June 7 along with Hotels and other hospitality services and Shopping malls. The officers said that Restaurants may be opened for take-home or home delivery services but in-dine services to remain closed till June 7.

The Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police said that inter-State movement of persons by domestic flights/trains/ buses/cars, etc was allowed subject to the condition that the inward passengers would follow the SOP of the Health Department and the passengers would be required to either download Cova-app and get self-generated ‘e-pass’ or declare their particulars at the airport/railway station/bus stand/inter-state border as the case may be. They said that Interstate movement of buses would be allowed with mutual consent of the States and Inter-state movement of passenger vehicles like taxis, cabs, stage carriers, tempo-travelers and cars would be permitted against self-generated epass. The officers said that the Intra-state movement of passenger vehicles like taxis, cabs, stage carriers, tempo-travelers and cars allowed without any restriction.

The Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police said that two-wheelers ( 1+1) passengers and four-wheelers (1+ 2) passengers would be allowed to add that no pass would be required for permitted activities like shopping, going to office and workplace. They further said that Shopping malls would remain closed but all shops including shops in the main bazaars in both urban and rural areas allowed opening between 7.00 am to 7.00 pm. The officers said that Liquor vends would however remain open from 8 am to 8 pm and Barbershops, hair-cut saloons, beauty parlors and Spas would be allowed from 7 am to 7 pm.

The Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police said that Sports complexes and stadia would be allowed without spectators adding that all categories of industries were allowed to operate in both rural and urban areas. They further said that construction activities were allowed without any restriction in both the Urban and rural areas and Agricultural, horticultural, animal husbandry, veterinary services and others were also allowed without any restriction. The officers further said that E-Commerce for all goods, Central Government and Private Offices, Punjab government offices may open as per required strength without any restrictions except that compliance of social distancing and wearing of masks at all times.

The Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police said social distancing i.e. minimum six feet distance (do Gaz ki duri) for all the activities shall always be maintained. They said that no separate permission would be required by the industries and other establishments to resume their operations adding all employees, be it government offices, private offices and other workplaces, would be allowed to move without any requirement of the pass during the permitted hours i.e. 5.00 am to 9.00 pm. The officers said that employees would ensure that Arogaya Setu/ Cova app was installed in compatible mobile phones. They unequivocally said that any violation of these guidelines and lockdown measures would be punishable under sections 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 besides legal action under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

On the occasion, Additional Deputy Commissioners Mr. Vishesh Sarangal and Mr. Jasbir Singh, Chief Executive Officer Smart City  Shena Aggarwal and others were also present.

By SK.Vyas

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