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People ignore government instruction

Published : 12 Apr 2020 09:15 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 03:24 PM

Despite strict vigilance and attempts of the law enforcers to keep people home, a larger number are resorting to violating government’s instruction of ‘stay at home’ on various excuses across the country. Law enforcers have set up adequate check posts in all the entry points of the capital to restrict entry into and departure from the city. Members of Bangladesh Army are also patrolling across the country. But some people are ignoring government’s instruction in most of the areas of the country.

Talking to this correspondent, several field level police officers who are discharging their duties to restrict vehicle movement, confirmed it. A senior official of highway police said, “Without valid reasons, some people are attempting to enter and leave the capital city.” He said, “Many people are trying to leave the capital using good-leaden trucks. But we are not allowing them to leave the capital in a bid to stop possible outbreak of the coronavirus in the country.”

Chattogram District Police have set up several cheek posts. But local sources said despite the cheek posts, many people tried to reach the port city. Besides, some people are also trying to leave the capital using motor bikes and other small vehicles. However, vehicle movement was completely restricted in Gabtoli area due to tougher position of the police. Those who had attempted to leave Dhaka, were forced by the police to return back.

Traffic police are also filing cases against the drivers and vehicle owners who attempted to leave Dhaka. Chapainawbabganj sources said many people from Dhaka and Narayanganj are coming to the district adopting different tactics. Getting the information, police started strict vigilance in the district and detained 82 people in this connection.

Later, they were cheeked at Chapainawbabganj General Hospital and sent to home quarantine. Confirming the matter, Chapainawbabganj SP A H Abdur Rakib said, “We will take more stern actions against those who will attempt to violate the government’s instructions.” The government extended the ongoing suspension of all types of public transport operations till April 25 to stop the spread of coronavirus.