13 booked for riding two-wheelers in Dongri during lockdown, vehicles seized

13 booked for riding two-wheelers in Dongri during lockdown, vehicles seized
The accused were booked under IPC sections 188, 271 & 34 at Dongri Police Station after cops found that they were riding vehicles without any emergency work (Representational Image, Courtesy: kp.ru)

At least 13 people were booked by Mumbai Police on Wednesday after they were found riding two-wheelers in the Dongri area of South Mumbai despite the lockdown.

Their two-wheelers were seized as part of the action, an official said.

“The action was taken this morning during a police check at SVP Road in Dongri. The police found that these people were riding the vehicles although they did not have any emergency work,” he said.

The state government has issued specific orders about the movement of vehicles on the road to contain the spread of the coronavirus, he added.

“As all those two-wheeler riders violated the orders, offences were registered against them under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 188, 271, 34 at Dongri Police Station, the official said.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,364 cases under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the IPC have been registered between March 20 till April 1.

According to the data, 98 accused named in the cases are still wanted by the police for flouting various norms while 166 were sent home after being served notice.

1,100 people against whom cases were registered were released after formal arrest by granting bail.

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