Director General of Police Shivanand Jha said that misbehavior or attacks on Police, Health of any Government employee will not be tolerated and strict action will be taken against the culprits.
They will be booked under the ‘PASA’ act. In three separate cases of attacks on a policeman, a health worker, and a government employee, the accused were arrested and booked under the ‘PASA’ act.
One of the accused was arrested from the limits of Jetpur City Police Station in Rajkot (rural) and handed over to Surat jail. In another case, three individuals who attacked a health worker at Balisana village in Sabarkantha have been arrested by the police and sent to Rajkot, Surat and Vadodara jails. Similarly, 11 people who attacked police personnel on 11th April at Byad in Aravalli district have been arrested and sent to Surat jail. So far, 22 accused in a total of six such cases have been booked under ‘PASA’ and sent to various jails in the state.
Out of these, four cases are of attacks on police personnel, one on health workers and one on revenue employees. Reiterating the need to maintain social distance during the lockdown, Mr. Jha said, “We are constantly taking necessary steps to ensure that social distance is maintained through surveillance from drones and CCTV. We have also registered 31 offenses and taken necessary action against the complaints received on Police helpline number 100.
Jha said that 4 more crimes have been registered against Tablighi Jamaat today. Besides Tablighi, offenses have also been registered against 19 members of the Sura Jamaat. In Ahmedabad, Surat, and Rajkot, 164, 147, and 107 offenses of violation of curfew have been registered and 197, 167 and 119 individuals have been arrested respectively from the three cities. 335 people were arrested for 189 crimes through CCTV surveillance in various societies.
Throwing light on the significant use of drones and CCTV during the lockdown, Jha said that, the cities and towns are being thoroughly observed through drone surveillance. A total of 16064 people have been arrested for 7850 offenses to date. Meanwhile, under the Smart City and VISWAS project, 104 people have been arrested for 83 crimes reported through the CCTV network.
For spreading fake messages and rumours on social media, a total of 421 crimes have been registered and 795 accused have been arrested. 17 social media accounts have been blocked. 60 and 119 offenses have been registered through videography and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) respectively. 34 offenses have been registered to date through mounted cameras in special ‘Prahari’ Vans.
Cases that have been registered so far include 2271 cases of violation of lockdown, 853 against violating home quarantine, and 425 other cases. 3177 vehicles have been seized in the state, added Jha.
Concluding the press conference, Jha appealed the citizens to specially care for those with serious illnesses like diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease, and are over 50 years of age.