Sakinaka police on early Sunday morning detained 66 people for trying to leave city during the 21-day nationwide lock-down announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 24 March, 2020 as a measure to contain the Corona virus pandemic.
An, FIR 358/20 has been registered at Sakinaka police station under sections 198, 269, 270 and 34 of IPC and 51(B) of Disaster Act. Furthermore, the police have added sections 3, 4 and 5 of Maharashtra Prohibition Act as well as 66 (1) r/w 192 of Motor Vehicles Act on all the arrested accused.
Speaking to 'The Watch Dog News' about the arrests Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Sakinaka Division Milind Khetle said, "We received information that a large congregation of people moving despite the country being on full shutdown, upon inspection we came across 66 people trying to flee the city despite being in clear violation of the law, subsequent to which relevant police action was taken by my division.
Offences were only registered against the driver and the owner of the truck. The other 64 daily wage labourers were let go and arrangements were made to assist them with hot meals and dry rations.