Bhubaneswar: Twin City Police Commissioner Saumendra Priyadarshi on Saturday said stringent action will be taken for any kind of violations during the enforcement of night curfew restrictions in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
The State Government has announced night curfew restrictions during Durga Puja from October 11 to October 20. It will be in force from 8 pm to 5 am daily in the twin cities.
Accordingly, Mr.Priyadarshi said that the police will take adequate measures to ensure that the night curfew restrictions are strictly followed till October 20. He appealed to all residents to abide by the restrictions which aim at putting a check on Covid-19 spread.
“We will take stern action against people who violate the guidelines and night curfew restrictions during the period. The Commissionerate Police in the past had imposed fines on violators and, if need arises, arrests will be made following the review of the extent of violation,” warned the Police Commissioner.
Cuttack and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporations have already issued guidelines for Durga Puja celebrations.
“The Puja organisors have assured us to ensure that all the guidelines and norms are followed,” the Police Commissioner said.
The Puja organisors have assured us to ensure that all the guidelines and norms are followed, he said.
The Commissionerate of Police in Odisha has seized about 10 kg of brown sugar during the first 10 month (till today) of the current year—2021, he said.
“We have seized more than 10 kg of brown sugar till today in 2021. In Bhubaneswar urban district 5.66 kg of brown sugar was seized while 4.646 grams of the contraband was seized in Cuttack,” said Police Commissioner Saumendra Priyadarshi.
At least 33 cases related to the crime have been registered and 67 persons were arrested in Bhubaneswar. In Cuttack, 11 cases have been registered and 30 persons were arrested so far, he said.
The seizure of the contraband made by the Commissionerate of Police is the highest in any police district of Odisha in one year. Last year 34 kg of brown sugar was seized in the entire State, he said.
In Bhubaneswar, under Operation White Spider which was launched on August 15, 2021, total 37 drug peddlers have been arrested and 1.75 kg of brown sugar seized, the Police Commissioner said.
Speaking about today’s seizure, Mr.Priyadarshi said the police had carried out a raid on the outskirts of the city this morning and seized 260 grams of brown sugar. Accused Murnal Samal has been arrested, he informed.
“Apart from taking strong action against such illegal drugs trade, we are also aiming at rehabilitating the people arrested in such cases with an objective of bringing an end to the vicious cycle of drug peddling in the twin city,” he said.