Bangalore Police Seizes 3,000+ Vehicles On May 10: Day One of Lockdown In Karnataka

The Police in Bangalore has seized over 3,000 vehicles on the first day of the lockdown in the state of Karnataka. Along with the seizing of vehicles, several motorists were also lathicharged and many others were made to take an oath not to violate lockdown rules.

Bangalore Police Seizes Over 3,000 Vehicles On May 10: Day One Of Lockdown

The second wave of COVID-19 is causing chaos across the country. In order to contain the spread of the virus, several states across the country have imposed curfews or lockdowns. The government of Karnataka too imposed a strict curfew but this failed to contain the spread of the virus.

Bangalore Police Seizes Over 3,000 Vehicles On May 10: Day One Of Lockdown

Hence, it was decided that a complete lockdown would be imposed across the state starting on 10 May for two weeks. The general public was expected to support the lockdown by adhering to the stringent rules. While a majority of the people in the state did adhere to the rules, there were a few who didn't.

Bangalore Police Seizes Over 3,000 Vehicles On May 10: Day One Of Lockdown

In some parts of Karnataka, those who were found on the roads for non-essential activities were lathicharged and in some other places, the punishment was rather embarrassing. The police in Bangalore held the violators for a couple of hours and made them sit on the road.

Bangalore Police Seizes Over 3,000 Vehicles On May 10: Day One Of Lockdown

A video of the violators being made to sit on the road in a socially-distanced manner went viral on social media. This appears to have been shot opposite the Yelahanka Traffic Police station. The very same people were then made to take a pledge saying they would follow lockdown rules and regulations.

Bangalore Police Seizes Over 3,000 Vehicles On May 10: Day One Of Lockdown

The Bangalore police also seized over 3,000 vehicles in the city on day one of the lockdown. These vehicles won't be returned to their owners until the end of the lockdown. It isn't clear at the moment if any challans were generated or if fines were collected.

Thoughts On Bangalore Police Seizing Over 3,000 Vehicles On the First Day Of Lockdown

Bangalore is one of the biggest and most modern cities in the country. However, the spread of COVID-19 in the city amidst the second wave is turning out to be deadly. The police are doing their level best to enforce the lockdown. However, they are having to resort to desperate measures to stop people from coming out. Maybe seizing vehicles will deter others from going out.

Most Read Articles

English
Read more on: #auto news
Article Published On: Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 14:32 [IST]
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X