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303 arrested in Dhaka for breaching lockdown on 10th day

  • Published at 12:25 am August 2nd, 2021
Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Mobile courts collected Tk116,100 as fines from 103 people

Police arrested 303 people in Dhaka for violating lockdown restrictions on the 10th day of the 14-day countrywide strict lockdown on Sunday.

The arrestees failed to show any valid reason for coming out on the streets, said DMP Additional Deputy Commissioner (Media) Iftekharul Islam.

Meanwhile, mobile courts collected Tk116,100 as fines from 103 people.

Besides, the Traffic Division collected Tk445,500 as penalties from 183 vehicles for failing to comply with coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

As mills and factories reopened on Sunday following the government’s announcement, public transports were seen on the roads till noon carrying workers and staff to the city.

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Those who had left the capital for Eid-ul-Azha and did not return due to the closure of factories were seen entering the city on foot amid the lockdown.

Good number of buses and other vehicles were seen around Abdullahpur Tongi Bridge, Ashulia Bridge, Aminbazar Bridge, Gabtoli, Babubazar Bridge and Postogola Bridge.

Shimulia ferry terminal in Munshiganj also saw a huge crowd as people from south western districts were coming back to the capital to join their work.

However, the streets in Dhaka saw a lower number of CNG autorickshaws and private vehicles.

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Visiting Gabtoli, Technical Intersection, Kamalapur, Shyamoli, Asadgate, New Market and Mirpur areas and Uttara, Abdullahpur, Banani, Mohakhali, Airport, Satrasta, Kakrail, Matshya Bhaban, the UNB correspondent found few private cars and CNG autorickshaws.

The number of three-wheeler rickshaws was more than the previous day.

Members of the police, RAB and BGB were seen patrolling the city streets and checking vehicles at check posts in different parts of the capital.

Re-imposed at 8am on July 23, the current round of strict lockdown will be in force till August 5, unless extended further.

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