April 14, 2020, 1:37 AM

Maharashtra Police registered over 35,000 offences across the the state against those who violated prohibitory orders and quarantine guidelines during the COVID-19 lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi since last month, a senior official reported to PTI.

According to sources, the police have arrested around 2,525 people across the state under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 188. There have been 70 cases of assaults on police personnel, for which 161 people have been detained. Around 475 people have been found violating the quarantine orders. Till Saturday, police had registered 803 offences for illegal transportation; around 19,675 vehicles were seized, through which Rs 1.23 crore fine was collected from their owners, the official said.

To curb the spread of the virus, and to strictly enforce lockdown, Maharashtra Police has been registering cases against the offenders under Section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the IPC.

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