Bengaluru top cop warns of criminal cases against coronavirus protocol violators


Bengaluru, Jun 28 (IANS): Criminal cases will be lodged against people for not adhering to the COVID-19 protocol in the city, said a top police official on Sunday.

"Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) and BBMP (officials) are on the streets to enforce the wearing of a mask and social distancing. Warnings now, criminal cases will follow," said police commissioner Bhaskar Rao.

He exhorted people to insist on everybody wearing a mask and maintaining social distance.


Bhaskar Rao

"Urge every Bengalurean to enforce mask enforcement and social distancing. If people argue, call 100. We are ready to respond to your calls," said Rao.

Assuring the city residents, he said one should not worry about others being high and mighty while making sure everybody follows the COVID precautions.

"Don't bother about high and mighty factor, whosoever it is, just tell people around you to wear the mask and not hanging around the neck," said the commissioner.

On Saturday, DCP Rohini Katoch Sepat conducted a special drive to ensure everybody is following the COVID rules.

"Conducted a special drive along with BBMP marshals, imposed fine for not wearing the mask and social distancing," said Sepat.

The senior police officer had also sealed down some shops for not conforming to the social distancing directions.

Sepat personally made announcements through a megaphone, spoke to shopkeepers, pedestrians and walked the streets in enforcing the rules.

Similarly, Rao also warned commercial establishments of raids and legal action in the event of COVID rules violation.

"Shops, malls, banks, hotels, offices and establishments. All of you are already aware of the precautions to be taken. If you do not implement mask-wearing and ensure a safe distance, city police will raid and initiate legal action," asserted Rao.

On Friday, Bengaluru North DCP Shashi Kumar closed down some shops which did not follow COVID rules and rewarded some shopkeepers who adhered to them with roses.

 

 

  

Comment on this article

  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Wear face masks should be mandatory to all vendors (Fish, meat, vegetable sellers, restaurants staff and all those who move in public. It is bit difficult to breath air but controlling the spread of virus is important.

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  • Francis Lewis, Sastan

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Even if Minister /MLA/MLC/ Not wearing book him also

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  • Mohan, Kudla kattada kori

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Mr topcop,
    Is this rule for only poor citizens or for all vVIP s too. Plz explain briefly

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Police and doctors are definitely taking precautions like wearing masks etc but many have still got infected. As the virus is going to remain until herd immunity develops or a vaccine is found, the focus should shift from preventing disease to preventing deaths.Deaths are mainly due to comorbidity so awareness to treat diabetes, heart, kidney ,neuro conditions and other illnesses should be created.Instead, of covid hospitals, the regular departments in hospitals should be allowed to function with extra facilities.

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  • Pinto, MANGALORE

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Are politicians exempted from this rule...

    Can't find them convicted by law

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  • Mr Kamath, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Don't tell what you will do.. Do it and show in mangalore there is nothing called social distancing and masks are not worn by everyone especially fish sellers

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Mr Kamath, Mangalore
    Do you eat Fish ...

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  • Mr Kamath, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    I don't, they come below my flat and horn

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Kamath mamu, ask them to wear.or call 100.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Mr Kamath, Mangalore
    Put 'No Honking Zone' sign blow your flat ...

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Please raise to highest alert level..
    Red alert.. it is beginning..
    Atleast one month people should stay home..

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    I remember you telling people not to worry and no need of any further lockdowns - what happened so suddenly ?

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  • Abdul kader,, Vidyanagar , KASARAGOD.

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Best solution close thalappadi BORDER again....... Hi hi

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    I was told all people in Bengaluru are Educated ...

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