Aug. 20: The police on Thursday kept upwards of 1,170 people on hold for two hours for opposing the prohibitory request forced to contain COVID-19 spread.
Similarly, 692 bikes and 115 four-wheelers were taken into control by the police for challenging the request.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sushil Kumar Yadav, representative of the Metropolitan Police Office said that the prohibitory request forced in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur was carefully being authorized in the Valley.
The police had kept 437 individuals of Kathmandu, 498 of Lalitpur and 235 of Bhaktapur on hold for venturing out during denial.
The additional police workforce has been prepared from Manahara Bridge to Sanga in Bhaktapur to authorize the prohibitory request. The police have just kept 335 people on hold in Bhaktapur.
DSP Chakraraj Joshi of Metropolitan Police Circle, Jahati said that those challenging the order were kept waiting at the side of the road for two hours.
SSP Yadav said that those opposing the prohibitory request would be rebuffed by the Infectious Disease (Control) Act, 2020.