361 vehicles impounded for defying prohibitory order

Vehicles impounded by police for defying prohibitory order. (Photo: NL Today)

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Kathmandu: A total of 1,417 people have been so far kept in holding zones for breaching prohibitory order enforced in Kathmandu Valley to stem Covid-19 spread.

Spokesperson at the Metropolitan Police Office, Rani Pokhari SP Sushil Singh Rathore said that 361 vehicles — 32 two-wheelers and 41 four-wheelers—were impounded for defying prohibitory orders.

A total of 3,200 police personnel have been deployed to enforce the order.

The prohibitory order is implemented as per the decision taken by the Chief District Officers of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur on April 26.

With the enforcement of the decision, all services and public transportation except for essential services have come to a halt. And, entry into the Kathmandu Valley from other districts is restricted.