Delhi: 2422 booked for defying COVID-19 lockdown norms

Over 80 cases registered, 2422 people booked for defying coronavirus lockdown norms in Delhi

A worker sanitizes police barricades set up on NH 24, Delhi-Meerut expressway, during the nationwide lockdown imposed in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi, Friday, April 24, 2020. (PTI Photo)

Over 80 cases were registered and 2,422 people detained in Delhi on Sunday for violating government orders during the coronavirus lockdown, police said.

According to a police data, 83 cases were registered under IPC section 188 (for disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) till 5 pm.

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A total of 2,422 people have been detained under section 65 (persons bound to comply with reasonable directions of police officers) and 156 vehicles impounded under section 66 of the Delhi Police Act, the police said.

Thirty-five cases were registered against people for stepping out of their homes without wearing masks.

A total of 1,20,006 people have been detained since March 25, when the lockdown came into effect, for defying orders under section 65 of the Delhi Police Act.