NILAMBAZAR, April 29 - The Karimganj district administration has allowed shops to open in rural areas in the district from April 28, except Hasanpur village under Badarpur circle. It is to be mentioned that though Karimganj is an orange zone, the district administration has declared five kilometres jurisdiction of Hasanpur village as red zone, after getting the 1st positive case of State. No relaxation has been allowed in the lockdown in this village.
However, markets, bazaar or haats will remain closed in the district.
As per reports of the district administration, no positive case has appeared in the last five days. At least 11,151 thermal tests have been conducted by the Health department in Karimganj.
45 arrested: Police in Karimganj seized as many as 90 vehicles � including 63 two-wheelers, 11 four-wheelers, 16 three-wheelers � from various spots of the town for violating the restrictions and guidelines of the ongoing lockdown.
Distract Information and Public Relation Officer Sajjad Hussain Choudhury informed that a cases have been registered against the violators in various police stations, and 45 people have been arrested in the district till date. Simultaneously, the police has realised fines totalling Rs 1,10,500 in the district.
The Karimganj Excise department has also arrested five persons for selling illicit liquor from different places. The Food and Civil Supply & Consumer Affairs department has suspended one fair price shop agent namely Dilip Deb of Karimganj for anomalies in ration distribution.
Relief distributed: Meanwhile, following an appeal by the State government, several organisations, individuals and government employees of the district have extended help to the needy people and daily-wage earners in various areas in the district by distributing packets of essential goods. Patherkandi MLA Krishnendu Paul distributed food packets among the employees of Panchgram Paper Mill, who are facing hardship due to the mill shutting down.
North Karimganj MLA Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha and ex-MLA Mission Ranjan Das distributed relief items among the �No man�s land� villagers along the Indo-Bangla international border at Karimganj.
Organisations like Hridam, Karimganj Press Club, Ajmol Fundation, All Assam Minority Students� Union, Green India Foundation and BJP also distributed packets of essential goods among the poor people in the Karimganj.
The district Agriculture department has also arranged vegetables and fishes for the people at fair prices at various locations, and also made arrangements for sufficient vehicles to carry the vegetables and other items directly from the farmers to the various selling points.