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After appeals to stay indoors fail, Delhi Police flex muscles

After appeals to stay indoors fail, Delhi Police flex muscles

New Delhi: On Wednesday the Delhi police was in an aggressive mood and was seen moving into lanes and bylanes of Delhi neighbourhoods in huge numbers making sure that no one stands outside. Accompanied by paramilitary, the cops were seen forcefully implementing the curfew.

In Jamia Nagar, the Delhi police stood at every junction and was seen stopping people from making unnecessary movements. Police did flag march in Okhla Vihar, Johri Farm, Jasola, Zakir Nagar, Batla House and Joga Bai.

Cops were also seen using lathis if the public failed to get into their houses. Some shops which were not for essential goods and commodities faced the flak and were forced shut as people watched the police action from their balconies.

Police was seen dividing the large area into smaller units for better patrolling. The Delhi Police was forced into this action mode after groups of people were seen flaunting orders and standing outside their houses. Videography of the areas was done too.

Earlier, the Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava appealed people to stay indoors and stay safe.

"I came out to buy some vegetables, I saw Delhi Police inquiring the purpose of being out. This is good actually as people would realise that staying indoors in Corona scare is essential and for ones own good," said Mohd Imran, a local from Jamia.

Videos of cops thrashing bystanders and those who were loitering around also made rounds on social media.

In the Walled City, all shops except those of essential commodities were seen shut. Police and paramilitary made rounds and asked even the barbers shop to down shutters and people asked to disperse. At several other places including Connaught Place, cops were seen making white circles on the ground at some distance outside the grocery stores for people to stand at some meters away. This practise of making circles was also followed by several shopkeepers, people were seen buying even vegetables standing at some distance from each other.

Though a lot of people did face problems to commute to local hospitals as no transportation was available amid complete lockdown of the country for 21 days.

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