250 detained for going out without emergency
Police have so far detained 249 people from different parts of the capital on Thursday for leaving home without any urgent need.
Tejgaon Division Deputy Commissioner of Police (DC) Shahidullah told The Daily Samakal that some 167 people have been arrested in Tejgaon, 75 in Mirpur and eight in Gulshan area.
He said legal action would be taken against the detainees for breaching government orders.
While visiting city streets, the law enforcement forces were seen to take strict position on the movement of the people.
Checkposts have been set up at the crossing points. Police are not letting anyone stay on the street without urgent need.
Strict lockdown has started across the country since this morning to prevent coronavirus infection and it will continue till July 7.
A gazette notification issued earlier instructed people not to go out during lockdown unnecessarily.