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Police struggle with citizens, not COVID-19 in Kohima

Correspondent KOHIMA, MAR 27 (NPN) | Publish Date: 3/27/2020 12:46:23 PM IST

Showing scant regard to repeated appeals made by the State government and throwing caution to the wind, many residents here on Friday loitered around on the pretext of buying essential commodities and did not maintain the mandatory “social distance” advised by the administration.

And putting their lives to risk, Kohima district administration officials and police personnel were seen on the road struggling to control the people on the roads than the COVID-19 pandemic itself. Interacting with Nagaland Post, some security personnel on duty said people were still loitering around in the town and showed least concerned with the lockdown announced by the government. They lamented that most of the citizens did not seem to have any concern for the security personnel who were on duty risking their lives for them and opined that prohibitory orders should be imposed in Kohima under 144 CrPC for successful implementation of lockdown,.

One policeman said people came out to buy a kilo or half a kilo of vegetables just because they did not want to stay at home, without realizing the danger to his /her life and the danger he post to others as well due to his irresponsible conduct. True to the comments of the security forces, people were seen making beelines in grocery shops without maintaining the social distance.

Many police personnel were also seen on duty without masks and hand cloves and not using hand sanitizers. When inquired, it was learnt that the authorities had only issued them masks. 

 

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