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Next two Sundays will be 'full curfew days' in Bengaluru, city roads to be barricaded, says top cop

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23rd May, 2020 16:06 IST

Bengaluru: With the government extending the lockdown till May 31, the Bengaluru top cop Bhaskar Rao has said that the coming two Sundays will remain under 'full curfew' from 7pm Saturday to 7am Monday. 

However, all essential services will be kept out of the purview of the lockdown. The Bengaluru City Police Commissioner made the announcement during a press conference on Friday.

According to a report in Times of India, the city roads will be barricaded similar to the first and the second phase of lockdown. Rao said, "People attending weddings and other ceremonies will be allowed to travel. Those going out to buy food and medicines can also travel. However, people found loitering unnecessarily on the roads will be penalised." 

The police commissioner also said that the city roads will be barricaded like it was done in lockdown 1.0 and 2.0. 

"During the full lockdown on Sundays, the vehicles could be seized under the Disaster Management Act 2005. So, people should not move out unnecessarily. If anyone found violating the rules, their vehicles shall be seized and owners will have to approach the courts to get them released," the report quoted a police officer as saying. 

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The extended lockdown till May 31 includes the coming two Sundays. 

On Saturday, the Karnataka government allowed inter-state movement of vehicles subjected to the consent of the receiving state.

"There is no need for movement pass if someone wants to travel outside the state as long as the receiving state is ready to allow it. Due to the lockdown, a number of people including migrants, pilgrims, tourists, and students were stranded at different places. Now, they would be allowed to move," said Karnataka DGP Praveen Sood. 
 

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