From Our Kokrajhar Bureau
Kokrajhar (Assam), April 22: At-least 250 two-wheelers and four wheeler have been seized in Kokrajhar, heart town of Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) administration of the state till date during 2.0 lockdown .
A strict security vigil has been kept at vulnerable areas in three subdivisions: Gossaigaon, Kokrajhar and Parbatjhora as the Phase-II of the lockdown entered its 8th day on Wednesday .
All entry points in the district have been put under strong security cover and police patrolling has been intensified amid the lockdown.
The Assam-West Bengal inter-state border at Srirampur has been kept close security observation besides deployment of strong security at the district borders with Dhubri and Bongaigaon.
Security forces from both Kokrajhar and Bhutan have been deployed to guard the Indo-Bhutan border in the north of Kokrajhar district, security sources said.
Police administration is keeping a strict watch on the roads leading to the district headquarters and are checking each and every two wheeler and four wheeler.
Till date , police have seized nearly 250 vehicles for violating lockdown norms in the district.
“We have checked the open movement of vehicles on the roads and accordingly detected and seized several vehicles in the district”, said Binanda Basumatary, officer in-charge of Kokrajhar Police Station.
Meanwhile, the citizens here have demanded strict implementation of the lockdown norms and appreciated the government’s initiative to ensure spitting in public places .
They also urged the authorities to take stern steps against spitting in public places to check the spread of COVID-19 amongst the common masses .
At the same time, various government agencies as well as NGOs are distributing food items to the needy in the region as the lockdown has caused great economic hardships to the economically backward people .
Following few relaxations made on the strict lockdown, the government offices resumed their services in their respective offices here as per guidelines laid by the government.
The offices have been resumed yesterday after long 28-day gap .
In Kokrajhar,govenment employees rushed to their respective offices during the working hours in the morning and they were seen using hand sanitizers and wearing face-masks while attending their offices as per guidelines from the government and health department.
Employee and staffs of Bodoland Territorial Council Secretariat were seen following strict f social distancing besides hands sanitizing while attending their offices.
Each and every office staff and employees had to undergo screening test of COVID-19 in front of the main entry point in the the BTC secretariat.
Medical staff and doctors from RNB civil hospital are camping in the entry point along the Bodofa Nwgwr in Kokrajhar and screening government employees and staffs.
“I resumed my duty to as government has given some exemption from lockdown in the state and accordingly I have started my official responsibility from today onwards”,said a senior government officer in BTC secretariat.
Deputy Commissioner,Kokrajhar Partha Pratim Majumdar informed that the offices have resumed from yesterday .He said that the lockdown is in force in the district.He informed that strong security deployments have been made in all vulnerable areas of the district.
He has urged upon all sections of the citizens to maintain social distancing to check l the spread of Coronavirus across the state as well the country.
“A close watch on the border with West Bengal at Srirampur and district borders have been kept under strict observation to combat the Coronavirus outbreak in the district”, Majumdar added.