Man Booked In Pune For Keeping Hair Saloon Open Amid Lockdown

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Man Booked In Pune For Keeping Hair Saloon Open Amid Lockdown

The Pune City Police has filed an FIR against Jabbar Sattar Shaikh, the owner of a hair salon in Pune that was found open on Thursday undeterred by the Nation-wide Lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak. A serious offense was abided against the 48-year-old hair salon owner at the Shivajinagar police station under IPC Section 188. According to the Government rules only necessary services are allowed to remain open during the Nation-wide lockdown avid COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Pune City Police have pinpointed the accused as Jabbar Sattar Shaikh (48), a native of Shivajinagar, Pune (Maharasthra). An offense was abided against Jabbar Sattar Shaikh at the Shivajinagar police station (Pune, Maharashtra) under the Indian Penal Code Section 188.

A team of Shivajinagar police station, Pune (Maharasthra) was patrolling and found the salon, situated near the Pune Municipal Corporation headquarters, open.

The restrictions imposed during the Nation-wide lockdown exempt only essential services, but Jabbar Sattar Shaikh still kept the salon open, said a police officer of Shivajinagar police station, Pune.

On March 24th, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, declared a 21-day complete lockdown to fight against the spread of coronavirus outbreak.

The total number of reported COVID-19 cases in India reached to 8730 after 277 new cases came from different parts of the country on Sunday. However, 983 people have been recovered from the coronavirus and 290 people are deceased.

Exceptions from Lockdown

Defense, CRPF, treasury, public utilities (petroleum, CNG, LPG, PNG), disaster management, power generation &transmission units, post offices, National Informatics Centre, Intelligence agencies, State Police, home guards, fire and emergency services,  and prisons. District administration and Treasury, electricity, water, sanitation Municipal bodies, hospitals, dispensaries, chemist shops, laboratories, clinics, nursing homes, ambulance. Shops, dealing with food, groceries, fruits & vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish, animal fodder, etc. Banks, insurance offices, ATMs, Print and electronic media Telecommunications, internet services, broadcasting & cable services.

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