Police arrested 198 more people in Dhaka on Tuesday for violating lockdown restrictions on the 19th and last day of the countrywide lockdown aimed at reducing the Covid-19 spread.
The arrestees failed to show any valid reason for being out on the streets, said DMP Additional Deputy Commissioner (Media) Iftekharul Islam.
Meanwhile, mobile courts collected Tk 47,250 in fines from 52 people.
Also, the Traffic Division collected Tk 11,47,500 as penalties from 518 vehicles for violating lockdown restrictions.
Dhaka city’s roads were seen flooded with private vehicles on the last day of lockdown as the city dwellers redefined its rules.
Traffic inspector Asaduzzaman said: “As today is the last day of the strict lockdown, the movement of people and vehicles was higher than the other days. However, the law enforcement agencies are performing their duties with sincerity.”
The mobile courts, led by the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), were seen slapping fines and arresting people who failed to show valid reasons for outing.
Besides, a number of shops were seen open in different alleys.
On August 8, the government decided to ease the ongoing nationwide lockdown allowing shops, factories and offices to be reopened from August 11.
It also issued a few guidelines to follow in different sectors and people’s movements and gatherings.