429 arrested in Dhaka for disobeying restrictions

Publish: 9:22 PM, July 4, 2021 | Update: 9:22:PM, July 4, 2021

Shafiqul Islam (Shafiq)
Sunday was the fourth day of a seven-day strict lockdown announced by the government. Police, army, BGB and RAB members are in the field to implement the lockdown. Check posts were set up at various places in the capital since morning. Fines and arrests are also being made if anybody go out without an urgent need. However, those engaged in emergency services are able to go to their destination or workplace by showing their identity cards and informing the law enforcement agencies while searching for necessities.

Meanwhile, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 429 people in Dhaka yesterday on the fourth day of the ban on preventing the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of DMP’s Media and Public Relations Department Iftekharul Islam told the media on Sunday.

He said the eight crime and traffic divisions of the DMP had conducted 309 cases under the Road Transport Act and imposed fines of Tk 8,69,500 on various vehicles in different parts of the capital from 3 PM on Sunday. ADC Iftekhairul said police checkpoints, searches and interrogations were conducted simultaneously in Ramna, Lalbagh, Motijheel, Wari, Tejgaon, Mirpur, Gulshan and Uttara areas of the capital since morning in compliance with government directives.

Meanwhile, 550 people were arrested in the capital on the first day on Thursday and 320 on the second day on Friday for going out of the home without any urgent need. A total of Tk 1,32,395 was collected from 182 people across the country on Thursday and Tk 2,15,540 from 213 people on Friday.

Besides, 621 people were arrested from the capital on Saturday (July 3) for disobeying government orders. They were arrested in a joint operation of eight divisions of the DMP and a mobile court operation.

On the third day, 346 people were also fined 1 lakh 6 thousand 450 TK. On the other hand, on the third day of the lockdown, RAB has fined 277 people across the country for violating the ban. The fines were paid by RAB executive magistrates operating 31 mobile courts across the country.

A seven-day strict lockdown was announced from July 1. At this time, instructions have been given not to go out of home without urgent need. The instructions also state that if anyone wants to go out in case of emergency, he has to wear a mask and maintain physical distance.

Moreover, all government, semi-government and autonomous offices are closed except for emergency services during the ongoing lockdown. Strict lockdown will continue till July 7.