Pimpri, 14 July 2020: The Pimpri Chinchwad Police have started the crackdown against people violating the strict lockdown which came into force from today. Police said that the action will continue throughout the 10-days lockdown period from July 14-23.
According to police, today FIRs were registered against 434 persons for an offence under section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Out of 434 cases, 284 were for double seat bike riding and 55 for not wearing a mask and 41 cases were filed against four-wheeler owners/drivers. Police also booked 27 people who were found walking unnecessarily. Also, 12 shopkeepers were booked for opening their shops. Police have also seized two bikes. Cases have been registered against four persons for riding triple seat on bikes. 11 autorickshaw drivers have been charged with cases for plying with more than prescribed number of passengers.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Sudhir Hiremath appealed to people to follow the lockdown rule and stay at home.
As per the lockdown rule, only milk selling and its home delivery are allowed besides opening of medical stores and hospitals. Also, industrial units and IT companies (with 15% of staff) are allowed to operate. However, their employees have to get vehicle passes from their companies before travelling. Caretakers for senior citizens and ill persons are also allowed to work with prior permission.
Pass for essential services within Pimpri Chinchwad city can be obtained by applying to Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) on email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have to travel outside PCMC limit then apply to the Commissioner of Police, Pimpri Chinchwad Commissionerate of Police on website covid19.mhpolice.in