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Nearly 1,300 Booked for Violation of Lockdown in Muzaffarnagar

Senior Superintendent of Police Abhishek Yadav asked people to stay home and help hinder spread of coronavirus.

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The police in Muzaffarnagar have booked 1,279 people for violation of lockdown norms since the countrywide restrictions were imposed on 25 March, officials said on Sunday, 5 April.

Muzaffarnagar Senior Superintendent of Police Abhishek Yadav said as many as 247 cases were registered under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) naming 1,279 people till Saturday. They were found violating the lockdown norms in the district, he said, and asked people to stay home and help hinder the spread of the coronavirus.

The country was placed under a 21-day lockdown by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from March 25.

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