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Delhi Police Commissioner On Weekend Curfew Police Arrangements

The officials said that the medical services, food materials, fruits and vegetables supply which are essential services would be allowed.

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The weekend lockdown in Delhi beginning Friday, Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava held a video conference with District DCPs to review the preparedness and plan of action to follow on ground for strict enforcement of covid restrictions and DDMA order. 

Delhi CP said, " Delhi Police is again in frontline as last year to arrest the surge of corona,”,  directing all field officers to maintain tightness in restrictions and prosecute if anyone is found in willful disobedience to the restriction order without a valid ground or exemption. All Special CPs and Joint CPs of ranges also attended the video conference. 

The officials informed that the Covid weekend restrictions will be enforced strictly by Delhi Police like the night curfew. CP, Delhi asked District DCsP to make extensive arrangements of pickets, patrolling and police presence on the ground. Anyone coming out of home will be definitely checked by the police personnel and questioned. If anyone is found moving without a valid emergency or movement pass for essential services or goods, they would be stopped and case will be registered against them and they may face the arrest too. 

The officials said that the medical services, food materials, fruits and vegetables supply which are essential services would be allowed.  

CP Shrivastava further said, “It is not our purpose to create hindrance in these services. These will operate normally and our personnel will facilitate it. But no one under the garb of these activities can undertake undue movement to violate the restriction orders". 

However emphasizing that the genuine needs of people such as people in medical emergencies, vegetable vendors actually moving in streets to sell vegetables etc. will be allowed. The Commissioner of Police directed all DCsP to utilize the outside force and PCR for strict enforcement of curfew and take prompt legal action on the violators.

“What needs to be done in such a scenario is known to all. We urge people to follow covid appropriate behaviour and stay home unless exempted under government order.” The restrictions of DDMA orders needs to be followed, the CP said. 

The DCPs were asked to ensure that policemen are careful to observe personal safety norms – wearing appropriate mask, social distancing and hand hygiene. It is the responsibility of the DCPs and SHOs to take care of the well being of their personnel by following strict covid discipline. 

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