Haryana Police shows it’s humane face with firmness in enforcing lockdown
Chandigarh, March 31, 2020: Haryana Police is actively engaged in providing food and shelter to the poor and stranded daily wagers amidst the COVID-19 lockdown in the State. Besides, Police has also sealed all 162 inter-state borders to prevent the cross border movement of people except those carrying essential supplies.
Director General of Police (DGP), Manoj Yadava said that our men in “khaki” emerged as “messiah” for the poor and unfortunate people in this hour of crises. The Police with the help of NGOs, social and philanthropic persons and organizations had so far facilitated more than 4.5 lakh persons including migrant labourers, daily wage earners and other need persons with free ration/food packets in the state. In addition, stranded migrant laborers were also shifted to temporary shelters with the help of local administration.
The DGP said that our senior police officers in the field are regularly checking the arrangements at temporary shelters and interstate nakas across the state. We are constantly working with the united goal to kick out the COVID-19. While serving the humanity, police personnel are also taking care of cleanliness and social distancing norms as per the government instructions, he added.
In order to strictly implement the lockdown in the State, Yadava said that Police registered 651 FIRs against 956 violators since the lockdown orders. Rs 4.10 crore has also been collected after imposing challans/fines on vehicles for violating lockdown rules. The police personnel have also been sensitized to act firmly and not to misbehave with the public.
He said that during the lockdown, DSP rank officers have been deputed at 15 important inter-state entry points on State and National Highways to deal any kind of situation. In addition, 3 DSP rank officers have been deputed at the State COVID-19 Control Room at Panchkula to assist the civil administration. If anybody has an emergency or facing any problem, in that case, he or she can call police control number 100 or helpline number 8558893911.