In a statement issued on Friday, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh highlighted some harrowing law and order violations which took place amidst the lockdown, which has now been in force for 65 Days.
Home Minister Deshmukh said that over 25,000 arrests have been made, and spoke about lockdown violations by vehicle owners, the amount collected from fines, and the arrests made for illegal transportation, assaults on police personnel.
Here is a Breakdown of the Law and Order Violations During the Lockdown
254 Cases of Assaults on Policemen
Out of the 25,000 arrests made during the lockdown, 833 arrests have been made for assaulting police personnel while on duty. There have been 254 such cases registered, and arrests have been made under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
76,076 Vehicles Seized; Rs 5.79 Crores Collected
The police have also seized 76,076 vehicles for violating lockdown regulations with the massive vehicle seizure, collecting a whopping Rs 5.79 crores worth of fines from the violators.
1,323 cases for illegal transport
The police have registered 1,323 for illegal transportation during the lockdown.
2,211 Cops Contract COVID-19; 25 Succumb to Virus
The Maharashtra State Police department have remained on the frontlines of the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and have borne the brunt of the virus.
According to reports 2,211 police personnel have contracted the Coronavirus while 25 state police personnel have lost their lives to COVID-19.