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462 arrested on day 14 of strict lockdown in Dhaka

  • Published at 10:45 pm July 14th, 2021
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SYED ZAKIR HOSSAIN

Mobile courts collected Tk1,32,700 as fines from 105 people for breaching the lockdown rules

Police arrested 462 people in the capital for breaching the Covid-19 lockdown scheduled to end on Wednesday midnight.

The arrestees were out on the streets violating restrictions, said DMP Additional Deputy Commissioner (media) Iftekharul Islam.

Meanwhile, mobile courts collected Tk1,32,700 as fines from 105 people.

Photo shows a jampacked street in the capital’s Jatrabari area on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

During this time, the Traffic Division collected Tk 15,79,500 as penalties from 744 vehicles for failing to comply with coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

In the last 13 days of the strict lockdown, 8,540 people were arrested by police, 2,894 people were fined Tk37,79,630 by mobile court and 7,395 vehicles were fined Tk1,67,60,275 for flouting curbs.


Also Read - Covid-19 death toll in Bangladesh crosses 17,000 mark


The 14-day lockdown imposed to contain an alarming surge in the Covid infections across the country will end on Wednesday midnight.

The lockdown will be relaxed during July 15-22 for Eid-ul-Azha festival, even though both Covid cases and fatalities continue to hit new records.

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