FIRs against 14 shopkeepers, industrial unit for defying prohibitory orders in J-K’s Samba

Police have registered cases against 14 shopkeepersand management of an industrial unit for allegedly violating prohibitory ordersin Jammu and Kashmir’s district amid the lockdown to contain the spread ofCOVID-19 pandemic, officials said on Thursday.

To ensure a complete lockdown in the district, 14shopkeepers were booked in 10 First Information Reports (FIRs) registered atdifferent police stations. The police also registered a case against themanagement of an industrial unit at SIDCO Phase -1 for violation of prohibitoryorders issued in view of COVID-19, they added.


Eight FIRs were registered against 10 shopkeeperswho kept running their provision stores during the day in violation of thepermitted hours in Jhang, Keranwali, Raika Labana, Gurwal, Chak Baglan, BarotaCamp and Pakhri villages under the Ramgarh Police Station limits, police said.

Another FIR was registered against two provisionshop owners for violating prohibitory orders whereas 2 shopkeepers were bookedin an FIR registered at the Vijaypur Police Station, they said.An FIR was also registered at the Samba Police Station against themanagement of the industrial unit, Kashmir Chemical, at SIDCO Phase 1, theysaid.

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