Prime News, Karnataka, Health, Disease, Lockdown, Police, Bengaluru, May 11:- Karnataka Director General and Inspector General of Police Praveen Sood on Monday evening (May 10) clarified that the citizens who wish to procure daily essentials and food products may move around in their vehicles from 6 am to 10 am. The BSY government’s order to restrict movement of private vehicles during the statewide 14-day lockdown has been withdrawn following the backlash on social media platforms and public outcry on Monday.
Police were seen mercilessly caning people who were proceeding on their vehicles to buy daily essentials from grocery shops, markets, supermarkets, HOPCOMS and other outlets. The citizens who were aghast at this unrealistic rule of the state government expressed their anger on police high-handedness and impounding the vehicles.
In a tweet DG&IGP Sood said:
The Karnataka government, in its lockdown guidelines issued last week, had banned the use of private vehicles for purchase of daily essentials from 6 am to 10 am. This had caused a lot of inconvenience to the citizens living in villages across the state who had to travel nearly 10 kms to the nearest town or city for the essentials, visit a bank ATM or a hospital. (NGB)