Berhampur: DGP Abhay visited Berhampur on Saturday to review the on-going Covid enforcement drive and implementation of lockdown and weekend shutdown in the districts of Southern Range. Intensifying enforcement measures, strict implementation of lockdown and weekend shutdown, strengthening vigil on interstate movement from Andhra side by more stringent checks at border check posts, and preparedness to ramp up Police assistance further to tackle Covid-19, was reviewed.
DGP also visited Golanthara, Gosaninuagan, Chamakhandi and Ganja police stations and interacted with policemen engaged in enforcement duties and verified about their wellbeing and operational matters.
Berhampur Police has acted against 8560 number of mask usage and social distancing rule violators and collected fine of Rs. 19,39,300 from April 1. Two Addl SPs, three SDPOs and 10 Inspectors are supervising enforcement activity in the police district. Similarly, Ganjam Police has acted against 1,26,486 number of mask usage and social distancing rule violators and collected fine Rs. 73,80,500.
DGP also reviewed the border sealing arrangements on Andhra Pradesh border. Border Check post connecting to Andhra Pradesh border is maintaining round the clock vigil at Girisola under Golanthara PS, Berhampur.
Further, Border check posts connecting to Andhra Pradesh are active at Deviti, Patpatnam, Gopalpur Road, Sitasagar, Khinga Road under Paralakhemundi PS, Labanyagarh, Rampa under Garabandha PS, Hadubangi, Sitapur under Kashinagar PS, Jangalpadu, Binnala under Gurandi PS are functioning round the clock in Gajapati district to check the interstate movement.
Three platoons police force have been deployed for Covid enforcement duty in each district namely, Berhampur, Ganjam and Gajapati. Additional officers in SI/ASI rank have been deputed to strengthen police enforcement.
ADG (Law & Order) Y K JETHWA accompanied the DGP during his visit. DIG SR, SsP Berhampur and Ganjam attended the review.
DGP appreciated the strenuous duties performed by police personnel in fighting Covid 19, and urged all to ensure strict enforcement with empathy for success in the drive to address the pandemic situation in the State.