April 20 validity extended to May 3
A curfew pass is not a licence to roam, warns Karnataka’s top cop. DGP Praveen Sood on Sunday said all curfew passes, both electronic and physical, issued by the Bengaluru city police commissioner will be valid up to May 3 ‘by default’.
Sood tweeted: “All passes, electronic/physical, are valid till 3rd May without any further action. No more passes to be issued by Bangalore Commissioner. Just having pass no licence to roam around. Pass is procured for essential duties as defined by govt. Misuse will attract cancellation and penal action.”
He went on: “For one time/one day/ one way interstate pass for med emergency/child birth/sad demise of immediate family member, call 22942300/2400/2500 with medical transcription. We will try our best to unite families.”
He added: “Emergency day passes will continued to be issued from all police stations in Bangalore City.”
The passes issued were valid up to April 20 as per the earlier orders. The Bengaluru police introduced a pass system at the beginning of the lockdown to facilitate free movement of essential goods and personnel. The police later switched to e-passes.