“The crowd seen in fruit markets yesterday for Sabitree festival was very alarming. Police have started a special drive to check crowds in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar before and during Raja festival. We urge both residents and shopkeepers to cooperate with the police administration in executing lockdown guidelines,” said Priyadarshi.
The CP said all PCR units, IICs, ACPs, Additional DCPs have been asked to take stringent action against violators. “Police will seal shops and, even, arrest shopkeepers if they are found selling new products (dresses and other things required for Raja celebration) secretly in backdoors or any manner,” said he.