MUMBAI: With increasing number of vehicular traffic movements particularly during the night time, the Mumbai Police have warned citizens that stern action will be taken if they are found moving during the night curfew for other than emergency services.
A tweet from the official account of the Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, Param Bir Singh stated: Dear Mumbaikars, It has been observed that in spite of a night curfew b/w 9 pm-5pm, several vehicles are venturing out for non-emergency/non essential reasons. @mumbaipolice requests citizens to abide by the rules, failing which necessary action will be taken.
Police said that strict action like they would booked the persons moving under IPC 188 of Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant and they would confiscate the vehicles. Police said that due to outbreak of the Covid-19, the 144 of CrPC as well night curfew is imposed and people should follow the rules.
“It has been observed by our officers that there is lot of traffic movement particularly during the night curfew. People are seen doing fun rides in their cars to Juhu, Gateway of India, Chowpatty, Marine Drive, Worli sea face, Freeway and Western express. Hence to curb this from today we have started nakabandhis at many junctions,” said a senior police official.
On June 30 the police had seized around 16,000 vehicles for violating travel restrictions amid lockdown. The seizure of vehicles came after a new government directive which stipulated that commuting beyond two kilometres of radius, except in case of going to the office and for essential services, would invite action.
Police have also warned that stern action will also be initiated against those persons seen moving in public without face masks and not following social distancing.

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