Pune: Three men convicted by the court for riding bikes during lockdown

Pune police check people during lockdown.
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Pune, April 2, 2020: In Baramati taluka, many people have been booked for non-compliance of lockdown rules at various places like roaming around on motorcycles.

Three FIRs were registered against Afzal Banimia Attar (39), Chandrakumar Jaimangal Shah (38) and Akshay Chandrakant Shah (32), all residents of Baramati taluka. They were convicted yesterday for an offence under section 188 (disobedience of order duly promulgated by a public servant) of the Indian Penal Code. They have sentenced to three days imprisonment or a fine of Rs 500 each.


Deputy Superintendent of Police (Baramati) Narayan Shirgaonkar said that although this punishment may seem small, there will be no government or private employment as these persons were convicted which will be mentioned during their character verification in future.


At the same time, there will be major obstacles in obtaining passports, arms licenses or business licenses. These ‘small’ mistakes can ruin the future. Therefore, all citizens are required to stay in their own home and take the lockdown seriously.


The whole country is under lockdown to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus outbreak. There has been over 40 deaths and over 1500 Coronavirus positive cases in the country.


In Pune district, the number of positive patients has crossed 50 while one person has died.