5th day of strict lockdown: Police, RAB in rigorous position
Published: 01:02 PM, 27 July 2021 Updated: 01:40 PM, 27 July 2021
Police members were seen in a rigorous position on the 5th day of the strict lockdown
Tuesday marks the 5th day of the nationwide strict lockdown to prevent the COVID outbreak. Compared to the last four days, the number of rickshaws and private cars on the roads in the capital has increased a bit today. However, the police, RAB is in a rigorous position at every alley, corner of various roads.
Unnecessary traffic is being controlled by setting up checkposts at important places on different roads. No discount is being given if someone goes out unnecessarily. Arrests and fines are also being imposed for violating the government restrictions.
Such images were seen in different parts of the city including Karwan Bazar and Shahbagh area of the capital on Tuesday morning.
According to the police, if anyone goes out of the house “without urgent need”, they will be taken under punishment. People are being instructed to be careful during the restrictions, to wear masks and to follow the hygiene rules.
Besides the police, members of the BGB and the army are also on the ground to enforce the ban.
Meanwhile, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 566 people for violating the restrictions on the 4th day of the strict lockdown, said Iftekharul Islam, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of the DMP’s Media and Public Relations Department, said this on Monday evening.
He said police have arrested 566 people in raids in different police stations in the capital. Besides, 164 people were fined Tk 1,26,200 through the mobile court. On the other hand, the DMP traffic division has imposed a fine of Tk 10,21,443 on 443 vehicles.
The 14-day strict restrictions, which started at 6 am on Friday, July 23, will continue till 12 am on August 5, keeping all kinds of shops, public transport and industries closed, including the control of commuters movement.