Noida (UP), Jun 5 (PTI) Eleven people were arrested and owners of 819 vehicles penalised across Noida and Greater Noida on Friday for allegedly violating the lockdown norms, Gautam Buddh Nagar police said.
Also, two vehicles were impounded over similar violations during the day, amid more relaxations during the fifth phase of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) Section 144 is in force in Gautam Buddh Nagar, whose urban areas fall in the COVID-19 'Red Zone', even as general lockdown curbs continue.
'Two FIRs were registered on Friday for lockdown violations and 11 people arrested. A total of 2,208 vehicles were checked across 200 barrier points in the district and challans issued to 819 of them, while another two were impounded,' the police said in a statement.
The FIRs were registered under Indian Penal Code section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and violation of prohibitory orders put in place under CrPC Section 144, which bars assembly of four or more people, they said.
The Noida-Delhi border continues to remain sealed for movement except for essential services and people having passes issued by the district administration, the officials said. PTI KIS NSD NSD