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Police to check CCTV footages in residential societies to catch lockdown violators

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At a time when the Gujarat Police is trying its best to implement the lockdown and patrol the streets amid the scorching sun, there are some ‘daredevils’ in various residential societies who are not paying heed to the multiple requests of authorities to stay at home and not to steps out unless it is an emergency.

In a bid to catch hold of violators who are gathering in the open space of societies for their daily dose of gossip and other activities, director general of police (DGP) Shivanand Jha on Monday said police will start checking the CCTV footages of residential societies to catch hold of violators and initiate action against them.

The DGP also clarified that police will resort to other available measures of surveillance where CCTV and drones cannot be used for the purpose.

Notably, Jha had earlier too requested people to abide by the lockdown guidelines and cooperate with the police.

The police also had to use drone cameras to catch hold of people gathering in the open spaces of residential societies and rooftops. Notably, several people were booked by the police after drone footages recorded them violating the lockdown guidelines.

Meanwhile, 56 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported from Gujarat in the past 24-hours ending 6 pm on Monday and the death toll has increased to 26. Out of the 56 fresh cases, 38 are from Ahmedabad alone.

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