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587 people arrested in city for defying restriction rules

  • Published at 07:56 pm July 25th, 2021
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Police stopping motorcycles at a checkpost in Dhaka on Friday, July 23, 2021 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The mobile courts also fined 233 people

Some 587 people were arrested in the city for breaching the Covid-19 restrictions and health guidelines on the third day of the two week-long nationwide strict lockdown imposed from Friday morning to stem the spread of Covid-19.

Iftekhairul Islam, additional deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police's (DMP) Media and Public Relations Division, said police arrested the people from different areas of the city for roaming outside of their homes unnecessarily violating the Covid-19 restrictions.

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Besides, mobile courts fined 233 people and realized Tk100,950 on Sunday while DMP's traffic division fined 521 vehicles Tk1,272,000.

The two-week-long strict restriction will continue till midnight of August 5 while all kinds of shops, shopping malls and industrial factories will remain shut and movement of public transports will remain suspended.