New Delhi: Many people have attempted to break curfew and step out of their homes and the Delhi Police is acting tough against violators of the 21-day nationwide lockdown. Also Read - Delhi Lockdown News: Chandni Chowk, Other Markets Under Self-imposed Lockdown From Today Due to Corona Surge
While nearly 3,763 people have been detained so far under the Delhi Police Act, most of them were, however, later let off with a warning. Also Read - Centre Bans Oxygen Supply For Industrial Use to Meet Medical Requirements For COVID Patients | Highlights
According to an IANS report, only 239 persons were proceeded against under Section 188 of the IPC (disobedience to a government order), despite government orders to take strict action against violators. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Universities, Colleges And Schools Closed Till May 15
The police also impounded 546 vehicles under the Delhi Police Act, he said, adding the police also issued 1,254 movement passes (curfew passes) in a single day today.
Although the streets have remained largely empty in the national capital, there have still been instances of commuters taking a casual approach while the nation struggles to battle out the contagious disease.
As of Tuesday evening, the total positive cases in India has climbed to more than 1,300 with at least 32 casualties.