Country-wide operation to net quarantine, traffic violators during festive season: Police

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A country-wide special operation has been initiated by the police from yesterday until January 5, 2021 to apprehend those who violate quarantine health regulations and traffic laws, police said.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said as per the statistics, the highest number of road accidents have been reported in the past from December 20 to January 5 each year.

He said that police officers in civvies are deployed to gather information on those who violate  quarantine regulations especially on public transport facility

“A few days left for Christmas and to celebrate New Year 2021. So you should not be a victim of a road accident or being accused of  causing one. From Sunday (20), we will deploy police officers in mufti on public transport facilities in order to prevent offences such as drunk driving, reckless driving and using mobile phones while on the wheels.

DIG Rohana said that police officers who are on board in civvies would also collect information about the persons who fail to wear face masks, respect the social distance concept and also about the drivers and conductors.