Coronavirus lockdown: 980 arrested for defying norms in Kolkata
980 arrested for flouting lockdown norms in Kolkata
As many as 980 people were arrested in Kolkata within 24 hours for defying the lockdown orders. The arrests were made from Wednesday 5 PM and locals were seen on the road defying lockdown orders imposed by the government in its attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19, a senior police officer said. The arrests were made by the Kolkata Police during naka-checking and patrolling across the metropolis, he said.
Of the 980 apprehended, 284 people were from the central division, 166 from the south division and 112 from the eastern suburban division.