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In pics: Mumbai Police seize 23,336 vehicles for lockdown violation in 2 days

Updated : 2020-06-30 21:10:37

Mumbai Police started taking action against those who are violating the latest directive of not travelling beyond a radius of 2 km from home.

Mumbai Police seized 16,291 vehicles on June 29 for violation of the latest lockdown guidelines. This was double the number of vehicles seized a day earlier on Sunday. Mumbai Police started taking action against those who are violating the latest directive of not travelling beyond a radius of 2 km from home. The rule does not apply to those who are headed to office or need medical attention. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
Mumbai Police seized 16,291 vehicles on June 29 for violation of the latest lockdown guidelines. This was double the number of vehicles seized a day earlier on Sunday. Mumbai Police started taking action against those who are violating the latest directive of not travelling beyond a radius of 2 km from home. The rule does not apply to those who are headed to office or need medical attention. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
Vehicles of those violating other guidelines such as no more than three people (driver + two co-passengers) in four-wheelers and only rider on two-wheelers were also seized. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
Vehicles of those violating other guidelines such as no more than three people (driver + two co-passengers) in four-wheelers and only rider on two-wheelers were also seized. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
Some vehicles were seized for violation on night curfew, which is implemented from 9 pm to 5 am. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
Some vehicles were seized for violation on night curfew, which is implemented from 9 pm to 5 am. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
A senior police official told CNBC-TV18.com that over 35,000 vehicles inspected and around 80 percent out of the total 23,336 vehicles seized on Sunday and Monday were two wheelers. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
A senior police official told CNBC-TV18.com that over 35,000 vehicles inspected and around 80 percent out of the total 23,336 vehicles seized on Sunday and Monday were two wheelers. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
Increased checkpoints or nakabandhi led to traffic jams in certain areas, while many citizens took to Twitter to complain about their vehicles being seized, despite no violation of lockdown guidelines. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
Increased checkpoints or nakabandhi led to traffic jams in certain areas, while many citizens took to Twitter to complain about their vehicles being seized, despite no violation of lockdown guidelines. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
CNBC-TV18 visited police stations at NM Joshi Marg and JJ Marg to get a status check on the vehicles seized. However, there were numerous owners who had no idea about how they could release their vehicles. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
CNBC-TV18 visited police stations at NM Joshi Marg and JJ Marg to get a status check on the vehicles seized. However, there were numerous owners who had no idea about how they could release their vehicles. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
Some people CNBC-TV18 spoke to said that although they received calls from the police that their vehicles would be released, they did not get their cars and bikes. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
Some people CNBC-TV18 spoke to said that although they received calls from the police that their vehicles would be released, they did not get their cars and bikes. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
Many vehicle owners were asked to submit a bond along with registration papers before the Metropolitan Magistrate Court and release their vehicles from the respective police station after receiving directions from the court. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
Many vehicle owners were asked to submit a bond along with registration papers before the Metropolitan Magistrate Court and release their vehicles from the respective police station after receiving directions from the court. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
Some vehicle owners were lucky to have received warnings and were asked to head home. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
Some vehicle owners were lucky to have received warnings and were asked to head home. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
Pranay Ashok, Deputy Commissioner of Mumbai Police told CNBC-TV18 that police stations will take action on seized vehicles depending on the how serious the offence is. Some vehicle owners may be asked to submit a bond before the court, while some vehicles can be released after paying a fine. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
Pranay Ashok, Deputy Commissioner of Mumbai Police told CNBC-TV18 that police stations will take action on seized vehicles depending on the how serious the offence is. Some vehicle owners may be asked to submit a bond before the court, while some vehicles can be released after paying a fine. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
However, police stations were facing the problem of parking these seized vehicles. Officials at NM Joshi Marg Police Station said that because there was no space in their compound, the seized vehicles were being parked in the by-lanes around the police station. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
However, police stations were facing the problem of parking these seized vehicles. Officials at NM Joshi Marg Police Station said that because there was no space in their compound, the seized vehicles were being parked in the by-lanes around the police station. (Image: CNBC-TV18/Yash Jain)
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