Jammu & Kashmir Newsfeed The Lead

Section 144 in Sgr: Main aim is to prevent virus spread, Says SSP Sgr

People must co-operate, rush in public transport a challenge, will take transporters on board to find solution

SRINAGAR: Authorities on Wednesday imposed Section 144 within Municipal limits of Srinagar after the COVID cases spurt in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir stating that the main aim is to prevent virus spread.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar, Sandeep Choudhary while talking to the media persons said that police and other security forces have been deployed on the roads since morning to impose section 144 CrPC in letter and spirit with an aim to prevent the virus from spreading.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), he said that the 50 per cent shops as per the government order are closed. He appealed the traders and shopkeepers to follow the orders in letter and spirit.

SSP Srinagar further appealed the traders and common people to follow the limitations over the assembly of people under section 144 CrPc as well.

However, he said that the rush in the public transport is a challenge as the people are still travelling in these vehicles, saying that they are trying to find a solution in this regard as well by taking the transporters on board to ensure that the rush in these vehicles is reduced.

“Our target is to prevent the virus from spreading. Police, administration, civil society and common people have to coordinate with each other as it is the only way to combat the virus at this juncture,” he said—(KNO)

 

Support Ethical Journalism. Support The Dispatch

The Dispatch is a sincere effort in ethical journalism. Truth, Accuracy, Independence, Fairness, Impartiality, Humanity and Accountability are key elements of our editorial policy. But we are still not able to generate great stories, because we don’t have adequate resources. As more and more media falls into corporate and political control, informed citizens across the world are funding independent journalism initiatives. Here is your chance to support your local media startup and help independent journalism survive. Click the link below to make a payment of your choice and be a stakeholder in public spirited journalism


 

The Dispatch is present across a number of social media platforms. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting videos; join us on Facebook, Intagram and Twitter for quick updates and discussions. We are also available on the Telegram. Follow us on Pinterest for thousands of pictures and graphics. We care to respond to text messages on WhatsApp at 8082480136 [No calls accepted]. To contribute an article or pitch a story idea, write to us at [email protected] |Click to know more about The Dispatch, our standards and policies