Kerala to withdraw cases for flouting Covid-19 regulations, but there is a condition

Police checking travel documents during lockdown | File photo: V K Aji | Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: A meeting of the higher authorities chaired by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan decided to withdraw non-violent cases for violating Covid-19 restrictions.

Around 1.4 lakh cases were registered in Kerala during the lockdown periods under the The Kerala Public Health Ordinance. Most of them were for not wearing masks and maintaining social distance.

It will also be applicable to peaceful protests during the period, such as the one organised by government job aspirants.

A detailed list of the cases to be withdrawn will be prepared by a committee of additional chief secretary to the home ministry, state police chief and secretary to the law department.

The government had re-promulgated the Kerala Public Health Ordinance recently.

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