Mangaluru/Udupi: Police implement strict night curfew, violators warned

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangauru (JD/SP)

Mangaluru, Apr 11: The night curfew imposed in order to contain the spread of coronavirus infection within the limits of the police commissionerate here was enforced by the police strictly on the night of Saturday April 10.

The police checked vehicles in all the checkposts. Under the guidance of senior police officers, the police have been taking all measures to implement the curfew in letter and spirit. Unnecessary movement of people and vehicles was thwarted. Those found violating the curfew hours were detained and warned.










Because of the strict implementation of the curfew, many shopkeepers and workers were seen closing down their businesses earlier than usual and returning home.

In view of the night curfew that has been clamped within the city limits, a police roll call was organized at Padua school ground on Saturday, in which policemen from within the limits of the city commissionerate took part.

Police personnel have been deployed in 45 checkposts spread across the city corporation area. About 480 police personnel have been entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing the implementation of the night curfew. As many as 18 among them are inspectors, 40 are sub-inspectors, four assistant commissioners of police and two deputy commissioners of police.

Including the inspector, 11 staff have been provided to each of the checkposts.

Chief sectetary of Karnataka, P Ravikumar, has issued orders stipulating that vehicles transporting their night shift employees should necessarily possess authorisation from the respective companies. The employees moving about on night duty should have identity cards issued by their respective companies. During the period they are outside their homes, they should follow COVID-related stipulations without fail. They also are required to wear masks at all times as per the said order.



Udupi wore a deserted look as people adhered to the night curfew imposed by the state government for curbing the spread of coronavirus.

Udupi deputy commissioner G Jagadeesh himself went on inspection to ensure the effective implementation of night curfew norms.

The DC visited Kalsanka and Manipal checkposts. At Manipal checkposts he inspected vehicles that were plying even after 10 pm.

The DC instructed the commuters to reach their destinations before 10 pm in the coming days. Travellers with valid tickets and those in need of essential supplies or services were allowed for commute based on their documents.

The DC also warned people that their vehicle would be seized if they repeat the violation.


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  • NS Shetty, manglore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Night curfew is good...warns People about the danger lurking everywhere. Request Authorities to strictly enforce the Mask wearing and other social distancing requirements... All should coooperate..The Authorities maintain vigil at night for the safety of all.... Commercial outlets including Banks are crowded during day time....Creating awareness is a must.... No Carrot and Stick policy...Only use of Stick .......

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sun, Apr 11 2021

    This is a opportunity to our police department and the connected government to swindle money from the poor people for sure. If this this not the intention, there is no need to pass such stupid and idiotic rules....!!!????

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Apr 11 2021

    I remember the story of Yenku going to Panamburu. These policemen do not have any idea what they are doing. Night curfew is ordered to prevent the gatherings like in pubs, bars and late night shows. What is the problem if one or two people are travelling in a car or motor bikes? If they put half efforts to disperse crowds during the day time, the purpose is well served. Let them inspect the number of passengers in buses, shops, markets and in malls and have a check on that.

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  • Aparna Thingalaya, Udupi

    Sun, Apr 11 2021

    Since there is night Curfew , Can traveler can travel To & From Mangalore Intrl Airport....????? Air India Express to & from Dubai flying in night.....!!!!!

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 11 2021

    Yes you can travel to the Airport however you will need to show your ticket if stopped by the cops. The same applies for Train and Bus travel.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Sun, Apr 11 2021

    Aparna Thingalaya, Udupi, Your comments make sense and that is my question too?

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  • arm, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 11 2021

    After dropping to the airport can the person who dropped you go back to his house.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Apr 11 2021

    Please allow prescheduled weddings, roces and Mehndis. These are not as dangerous as political rallies!

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Sun, Apr 11 2021

    Blocking NH is nonsense.

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  • Strolfstwyn Felonious Menezes, USA/Gulf/Foreign-returned/Settled abroad/NRI/Green card holder/Malpe/Toranto

    Sun, Apr 11 2021

    Breaking curfew should be a non-bailable offence. These people, for a long time, have enjoyed too much freedom. Time to put them in their place.

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  • Fernandes, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 11 2021

    Mr.Mrnezes, what you want to show, your entities? Or want to pass the comments? Come down and rest at Malpe and enjoy the curfew. Are you aware what is nonbailable offence is? Pls widen your horizon of knowledge and pass comments accordingly.

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  • John R Lobo, Kaikamba

    Sun, Apr 11 2021

    Mr Menezes, Now a days no body bother whether you are NRI or US/Canada settled or bloody green card holder or Biz man. Gone those day of saluting Land lord ( Dhani ) , NRI or UK/ US/Canada settlers. Todays Standard of living not like 1970's ..Grow up man. Stop doing your show off.

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