Pune, 6 July 2020: The Pune District collector has ordered closure to many tourist spots in the district due to the coronavirus outbreak. Accordingly, Pune rural police took action against 95 people who visited Tamhini Ghat, Lavasa road and other places in Mulshi taluka. The Paud police station has registered cases under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the tourists from Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad for disobeying the order.
Mulshi ghat, Tamhini Ghat, Palse village are very crowded places in the rainy season. And to avoid this, police have set checkpoints at three places to check the flow of tourists. Paud police have set up check posts at Bhugaon, Malegaon, Lavasa road. On Sunday (5th July), police checked the cars, bikes of tourists who came to Mulshi and sent them back from checkposts.
While checking, few tourists claimed they were having their bungalows in Mulshi. When police questioned them, it revealed that many of them had made false claims to enter Mulshi. Police have also started an appeal on loudspeakers asking the tourists to return.