Kangpokpi police help shoppers, enforce social distancing guidelines


KANGPOKPI, March 30: On the second day of relaxation of curfew hours on Monday, Kangpokpi police helped shoppers in the town and guided them in maintaining social distancing and enforcing lockdown guidelines.

The newly posted Kangpokpi Police Station officer-in-charge, Inspector Khogen was seen carrying bags of potatoes, helping the shoppers, so as to avoid unnecessary crowding in the market area during the brief respite from curfew.

Sensing unnecessary crowding in the market place, the inspector immediately lend a helping hand by to individuals carrying goods and help them drop till the vehicle without any hesitation.

He also disseminated information on Do’s and Dont’s regarding COVID-19 to the people and provided guidelines on maintaining social distancing during the day break for shopping.

It may be mentioned here that in a joint review meeting the ADC Sadar Hills, District Administration, Kangpokpi police and the local bodies unanimously resolved to open the market on Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the lockdown so that people could buy essential items.

Kangpokpi police, local youth and women were entrusted to monitor smooth flow of public shopping with strict social distancing.

Apart from monitoring the public during the break, Kangpokpi police also ensured movement of traffic flow along the Highway. A police team led by OC Khogen under the egis of district SP Hemant Pandey (IPS) and additional SP Lalminlen Misao (MPS) supervised flow of vehicular movement.

Many curfew violators were also detained at Kangpokpi police station.

According to Kangpokpi police, the police would start seizing vehicle keys of those who are found plying without valid reasons during the curfew period.

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