New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Rajasthan Police has so far seized over 1.28 lakh vehicles and collected the fines by over Rs 5 Crore from the citizens flouting the lockdown norms imposed to contain the COVID-19 spread, a top official told PTI on Monday.

Around 14,400 people in the state were arrested for breach of peace, and 5,600 people ended up being booked under provisions of the Disaster Management Act, Pandemic Act and sections of the Indian Penal Code for defying lockdown norms. Additional Director General of Police (Crime) BL Soni said.

He added that 409 people were arrested and sent to jail in connection with attacks on 'corona warriors', such as the frontline workers fighting off the coronavirus pandemic in the state; mainly the doctors and medical workers.

Rajasthan police have so far filed 199 cases for misuse of social media and booked 280 "anti-social" elements disseminating misinformation and creating panic through Whatsapp forwards and Facebook posts with questionable content.

To close down on the black marketing of essential items, as many as 121 cases were filed under the Essential Commodities Act against shopkeepers indulged in black marketing during the lockdown, the senior police official stated.

The Rajasthan government on Monday allowed the inter-district movement of people in the state without pass, while relaxing the lockdown restrictions for travel from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. However, the exemption will not be available in the containment areas where curfew is in place due to the detection of considerable number of COVID-19 cases.

 

After being among the first states in the country to face the COVID crisis, Rajasthan's total coronavirus patient count currently stands at 3,988 with a little over 1,100 active patients left to be treated. 2264 patients have been cured in total whereas total fatalities due to the pandemic have been closed at 113 deaths, according to the latest data available on Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's website.

Posted By: Talib Khan