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Darjeeling police to take strict action against loiters

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2020 13:45 [IST]

Last Update: Tuesday, Apr 07, 2020 08:20 [IST]

Darjeeling police to take strict action against loiters

Our Correspondent
DARJEELING: Shops selling essential commodities in Darjeeling town will remain open during the day with police to take strict action against those loitering around town without any valid reason.
Shops here had closed down at noon on Monday following a directive from GJM to prevent unnecessary gathering of people.
“There was a confusion created by the news reports that hour restrictions will be done on shops that are open at present. Since no official notice was there regarding this, these shops will remain open like in other days. The same system will remain and we do not want the people to panic,” said Darjeeling town DSP Rahul Pandey.
Essential services will remain open as itis a decision taken by the government for the benefit of the people, added Pandey.
The DSP mentioned that people have been constantly sensitized to do social distancing and to stay at home. Now we have decided to take strict action against those who are loitering around the town without any reason, he said.
“Eight people were arrested today for loitering and we will continue with such action from now on. We will also conduct random checking of people, motorbikes and four wheelers and take actions,” said the DSP.
The eight arrested persons have been booked under section 51B of the Disaster Management Act read with section 188 of the IPC.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi