Jamshedpur, April 12: Jamshedpur police have announced to register FIRs against persons found roaming on roads without wearing masks. The police will register FIRs under the Disaster Management Act and other sections of the IPC.
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.
The police team is also educating the people that the mask must be placed over the nose, mouth and chin and ensure there are no gaps on either side of the mask, adjust to fit.
� We want people to understand that they must avoid touching the mask, while using it. They should also change the mask after six hours or as soon as they become wet and never reuse disposable masks and dispose the used masks into closed bins after disinfecting them. After removal of mask, they must clean hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand rub disinfectant,� he noted.
While the social distancing is not being maintained in city markets but the cops seem to be over-active in driving even the stray morning walkers back home. The cops are not even allowing anyone to sit in front of one’s house, intimidating to be implicated in police case.
Meanwhile, district administration has also tightened vigil at inter-district and inter-state check-points at 12 locations. The check-points have been activated at Jagannathpur and Kaliadia (both in Baharagora), Chakulia (for visitors coming from Odisha and Bengal), Ghurabandha (bordering Odisha), Bodam and Patamda (Bengal), Potka and Hata (Odisha), Pardih (from NH-33), New Domuhani Bridge (NH-33), Adityapur Toll Bridge and Ghatshila.