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Administration gets tough, focus on lockdown violators in Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur, April 14: East Singhbhum district administration has gone tough to enforce lockdown in city and outskirts starting with declaration of second phase of lockdown till May 3. �

East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Ravi Shankar Shukla and East Singhbhum senior superintendent of police, Anoop Birtharay have framed a new strategy where in the police forces have been advised to be more vigilant. Special focus is in areas like Sidhgora, Baridih, Agrico, Sakchi, Bistupur, Mango, Kadma, Telco, Burmamines, Jugsalai and Sonari.

 � We want people to understand the importance of lockdown. With the beginning of second phase of lockdown and in view of prohibitory order under Section 144 of the CrPC the focus is on that people remain indoors.

 The district administration has formed 19 surveillance teams for Jamshedpur, Mango, Jugsalai and 11 blocks of district.

�As per our plans each of the surveillance teams will comprise members from health department, magistrate and local police station officials and will visit houses of each of the over 3,000 migrant labourers and residents who have come from affected parts of India and abroad to see if they are maintaining home quarantine and double check also interact with neighbours of the residents. The team will maintain surveillance of the labourers and other residents for the quarantine period of 14 days and if anybody is found with symptoms would be kept under isolation at quarantine centers and their throat swab taken for sample test,�said Ravi Shankar Shukla.

 Meanwhile, traffic police jointly with city police could be seen vigilant at most of the commercial hubs seeking information from two-wheelers and four-wheelers about their reason for coming on the road.

 � In order to spread awareness we have undertaken public announcement at market areas for staying at home during lockdown and it seems to have significant effect as people in general have stayed indoor,� said an official.However people are seen roaming on roads without following orders.

The administration has made it mandatory for everyone to wear mask (either three-layered or made of cloth) if they are outside their homes. And those violating this rule are being booked by police.

An official informed that if anyone found roaming without a mask will be booked under section 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of IPC.

�We have decided to file FIR on people coming out without a proper mask. Even the Union Government has made masks must for every citizen. On Sunday we warned several persons who were found without masks. They were going to buy essential commodities but not wearing mask in Sakchi area. We have warned them that the police will register FIRs against them for offence under section 188 (disobedience of order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code�, said the police official.

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