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Funeral of militant amid Covid19- violation to government’s prohibitory orders

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“People who violated prohibitory orders to maintain social distancing and lockdown amid Covid19 Pandemic, by attending funeral will be booked”: SP Sopore

By Zubair Malik

Sopore, 09 Apr 2020

Police have started identifying those who participated in the funeral of a slain militant in Sopore in violation to government’s prohibitory orders.
Pertinently, thousands of people participated in the last rites of a slain militant Sajad Nawabi of Jaish-e-Muhammad who was killed in Armpora Sopore gunfight.
Superintendent of Police Sopore said that the participation of large number of people in the funeral of slain militant not only violated the set guidelines issued by the government in wake of Covid-19, but it also exposed the entire population in the area to the pandemic.
He said that an FIR vide number 70/2020 under section 188 has been registered in this regard and videos of this procession are being checked and those who participated in it are being identified.
He said there is already a lockdown in Sopore and people are again requested not to venture out in any circumstances barring medical exigencies.
He said those who participated in the funeral completely violated the government order and will face the music.

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