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As weekend curfew begins, Bengaluru top cop warns violators

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No question of police passes for travel within Bengaluru, stresses police chief Kamal Pant

BENGALURU:

Before the onset of the weekend curfew from 10 pm on Friday to 5 am on Monday, Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant made an appeal to Bengalureans to not venture out ‘unnecessarily’.

”The weekend curfew will come into effect from 10 pm tonight. Please do not go to various places unnecessarily, and cooperate with the police for your own safety,” Pant said while speaking to reporters.

He said only a fixed number of activities is permitted, including essential and medical services.

‘Show documents, tickets’

”Those who want to go to a hospital have to furnish supporting documents. Those travelling should also possess tickets and related papers,” the city police chief said. He stressed that the police would not issue passes to people to travel within the city.

Pant warned those violating Covid-19 norms of action under the Natural Disaster Management Act (NDMA), adding that ‘violators’ would be detained and their vehicles seized.

The city police chief’s statement comes in the wake of new prohibitory orders issued by the Karnataka government, including weekend and night curfews for two weeks, to check the rising Covid cases.

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