The Gujarat Police has warned people to refrain from attacking frontline workers engaged in the battle against coronavirus in the state or be ready to face action.
Director general of police Shivanand Jha said six cases related to attack on frontline workers have been registered in the state during the lockdown and 22 people have been booked under the Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act. Out of the six cases, four are related to attack on police personnel, and one case each has been registered for attack on a health worker and a revenue department official.
The DGP also said curfew violation in the state is also strictly monitored by the police and so far 418 cases of violations have been registered and 483 people have been detained. While 36 of these cases have been registered with the help of drone footages, six cases have been registered based on CCTV footages.
Notably, 164 cases of curfew violations have been registered in Ahmedabad and 157 people have been detained. In Surat, 147 cases have been registered and 166 people have been detained. And, in Rajkot, 107 cases have been registered and 119 people have been detained.
The DGP said 57,761 vehicles have been detained so far during the lockdown.