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241 arrests in Dhaka on day 17 of lockdown

  • Published at 08:46 pm August 8th, 2021
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Members of police are seen at a check-point at Dhaka’s Sonir Akhra on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Mobile courts collect Tk37,450 as fine from 84 people

Police arrested 241 more people in Dhaka on Sunday for violating lockdown restrictions on the 17th day of the countrywide lockdown aimed at reducing the Covid-19 spread.

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

Meanwhile, mobile courts collected Tk37,450 as fine from 84 people.

Also, the Traffic Division collected Tk12,18,000  as penalties from 537 vehicles for violating lockdown restrictions.

The number of vehicles and people on the city’s streets were comparatively higher on Sunday than the previous day.

The movement of people and vehicles increased significantly on the 17th day of lockdown on as many people are coming out of their houses for various reasons.

Some people are going outside for vaccination as mass vaccination program began in the country on Saturday while many more for other reasons as export-oriented factories resumed operations on August 1.

It is only the shopping malls and eateries that remained closed, and public transport stayed off roads as per lockdown rules.

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