DSP City Barjinder Singh has said that we have done cleanliness and sanitization of the open jail. But we appeal to the people that instead of coming here they should stay in their homes.
Stadium made open jail (indicative photo)
Amid the second wave of Corona infection, the Moga administration has set up an open jail at the Godhewala Stadium on Ludhiana Road. Those who violate the restrictions imposed by the government are brought here. Moga deputy commissioner Sandeep Hans said that this decision has been taken to prevent unnecessary movement of people amid increasing infection.
He said that people are roaming the streets without any reason. How long will we challan? From now on we will take strict action against those who violate the rules and send them to the open jail. Apart from this, people are also facing financial troubles at this time. Therefore, we have decided to lock him in jail instead of challan.
People stay at home instead of in jail
Open Jail has been established under Section 144 of CrPC and Pandemic Act 1897. This jail will remain operational till further orders. At the same time DSP City Barjinder Singh has said that we have done cleanliness and sanitization of the open jail. But we appeal to the people that instead of coming here they should stay in their homes.
Businessmen demonstrated against restrictions
In some places in Punjab, traders and shopkeepers on Tuesday protested against the state government’s order to close shops selling non-essential items. The Punjab government on Sunday ordered all shops not selling essential commodities to be closed till May 15. He did this under additional restrictions in the state in view of the fast and large number of deaths in the cases of Kovid-19.
Only medicines, milk, bread, vegetables, fruits, meat and mobile repair shops have been allowed to open. Punjab Pradesh Vyapar Mandal general secretary Sameer Jain said that this decision of the government will only add to the difficulties of small shopkeepers and traders, who have already suffered a lot due to the Kovid-19 epidemic.
Let us open shops
He said that the state government should not implement this order, at least in those areas where there are no more cases of corona virus. Traders said that demonstrations were held at Barnala, Ludhiana, Jalalabad and some other places and demanded that they be allowed to open shops. He said that with the shops closed, it will be difficult for them to pay their workers and pay the electricity bill and other charges. Punjab is among the states most affected by the second wave of Corona virus in the country. In Punjab, 157 Kovid-19 patients lost their lives on Monday while 3798 new cases were reported.
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