The police are stopping the people for their safety and so are the restrictions laid down saying! So better listen to them because you are unsafe for others!
Actually the people left the Police hierarchy with no choices and thus IG Jammu Mukesh Singh and his officers and men had to get into action. Obviously the executioners of the task were SSP Jammu Chandan Kohli, SP North, DYSP North, officers and men of District Police Jammu.
Time and again we will say that a person moving around without a mask in these circumstances when the virus is in the air is no more than a gutter tank.
Incidentally any one can be a virus loaded and in case if he/she is then they are a danger for the other people because the infectious capability of the Delta strain, the one which ruthlessly brutalized humanity in the second wave is very rapid and fast.
If the restrictions have been imposed, they are not without a purpose. The people sitting in administrative chairs are not giving instructions just off their cuffs. They understand the gravity of the situation and this one is a medical emergency. Yes the cases may have come down but they went down after the first wave also. We rode our luck, galloped to make up for the lost money and fell flat on the nose and the virus left us gasping for breath by tormenting the lungs of many.
Most survived but some had no answer to the fungal diseases which followed and I need not have to mention what happened with the patients.
Even after seeing such macabre and morbid happenings people are not behaving then one can only conclude either the people think they are super humans or they are of the view they are strong enough to fight out with the virus forgetting that many thought it this way and perished.
It’s plain and simple this virus cannot be fought physically, one can recover no doubt about that since many have but if the infection is severe then the game can tilt the either way.
There is no cure as yet though the vaccinations have come and they are effective to give you a shield as they act as an effective support system, therefore whatever protocols have been laid have to be followed and no escaping from that.
Everyone is in a hurry to make up losses therefore they want more time at their business centers and outlets in the form of shops. But breaking rules which have been laid for you is a display of insanity.
The Police have to keep a check on the people who are at fault and not following the protocols laid and the most effective way to do so is to impose fines. The people have to realize that what does it mean losing money because of your own faults? So the obvious conclusion is do not violate rules and be safe till the time further instruction on relaxation of restrictions do not come!
Many people have several problems with the cops and disagree with their method of functioning, a terrible idea! Do we ever question ourselves before blaming them as to what was our fault? No one will admit but one thing is sure, if you are on the wrong foot then that means the problem is in you so why be on the other side of the law. I do not say that the cops cannot be wrong. They can be maybe once or twice but every time, I’m sorry that scenario never happens in an organization that has carved a niche for themselves by their outstanding work both on the terror front as well as maintaining the law and order sphere. The problem now at hand is to control the people who think that violating law and order is just akin to a walk up in the neighborhood park and that too without a mask. Extremely a ridiculous idea in the present day scenario! Nobody on earth can tell you how you should live your life. Nobody with any real authority anyway (still you have to within civilized laws) but that is under normal circumstances, these by far are not normal and hence the rules have been set and one has to be within the parameters of the same. Many would say that everything has become weirdly distorted because I had broken the rules so many times. But this time why the strictness! The reason is simple, friend, it’s the question of your life and death, so better be within regulations.
Now when the directions had been passed by the District Magistrate then obviously they had to be implemented and that is the job of the Police to do so therefore they moved into an action mode as per the ‘Violation of DMs order 1st April 2021 to 06-June-2021 District (Jammu) order on black and whites’. The people had left them with no options and thus they went ahead with the drive at various places in Jammu and this is what happened:
Total number of First Information Reports that were registered were 396 in all police stations and police posts.
The number of arrests amounted to 504, which is rather a shame, violating the rules made for your own safety and landing up in prisons is simply indigestible.
The number of people nabbed without face masks were 5252 and that’s a huge number. Well it’s nice to be a super champ but if you land up with a nozzle of the oxygen cylinder in your nostrils then you are nothing but a pip squeak hoping to survive.
Lastly the fine Imposed, which obviously stings a lot, amounted to Rs.23 ,66,550/- which is a big amount but the folly was bigger because the above number of people were playing with their lives.
Vehicles Seized were seventy. Well, what’s the use of moving around and then shamelessly giving excuses when the car is stopped by the cops?
Shop Seized were 213. The shopkeepers everyone knows are in a hurry to earn money. Good enough but when as per the orders the days have been earmarked then why get into a trap set by you yourself?
Where were the cops at fault in their actions? No where! IG Mukesh Singh, SSP Chandan Kohli, other officers and men were absolutely on the dot because this nonsense had to be stopped. Maybe the lessons have been learnt by the others. If not then the peril is theirs because the police will continue doing its job. And after all they are doing so for us and no one else! The bottom line is clear, ‘do not mess around, the virus is still around!