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#COVID-19 :Shopkeepers detained in Sopore on defying Government orders

Waris Fayaz

Sopore : Refusing to acknowledge the government’s order, several shopkeepers on Saturday were detained by police in north Kashmir’s Sopore town.

Reports said as many as shopkeepers who were not following the guidelines of admin have been detained this morning by Sopore police.

Reports added , administration in town had already imposed restrictions and  appealed public as well as shopkeepers to obey the order and to co-operate with civil authorities in order to tackle COVID-19 scare . However , several shopkeepers in town didn’t follow the instructions and opened shops as per their own will.

A police officer while confirming reports , said , ” these shopkeepers, despite multiple announcement refused to follow the instructions.”

The officer also said,  we have arrested them now they will face the consequences as per law.

The officer however appealed the general public to stay indoors, take precautionary measures, and cooperative with civil administration to tackle this coronavirus threat.