Sunday, 22 March 2020

Pune police books 156 cases against companies


22/3/2020

PUNE: The Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad police on Friday filed cases against 156 business establishments for violating the district collector’s order banning assembly of five or more people at a place to arrest the spread of the novel corona virus.

In all, 424 cases, including 156 by the Pune police and 268 by the Pimpri Chinchwad police, have been filed under section 188 of the IPC since Thursday.

Pune police commissioner K. Venkatesham said, “Social distancing is really important to fight against the coronavirus. We request Punekars to cooperate and stay at home. This one step can help you and help us, including health officials.”

Bachchan Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Pune police (crime) said, “The district collector has issued orders under the National Disaster Management Act stipulating clearly which establishments can remain open and which cannot. Cases have been filed by the police against establishments which have violated the order.”

Sudhir Hiremath, Deputy Commissioner, Pimpri Chinchwad police, said, “We have filed cases against business establishments where people congregate in large numbers. We have formed eight teams to sensitise business establishments on the collector’s directives.”
“There are more than 110 IT companies at Hinjewadi, Talawade and on Dehu Road. The IT and manufacturing companies are allowed to work with minimum workforce,” he added

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