Haven't Installed Aarogya Setu App? Now Face Jail Up To Six Months Or Pay Rs 1,000 Fine In Noida

Those found without the app in any public space within Noida or Greater Noida will be held by police and it will be considered a violation of coronavirus-forced lockdown.

Uttar Pradesh   |   7 May 2020 5:11 AM GMT / Updated : 2020-05-07T10:59:37+05:30
Writer : Sumanti Sen | Editor : Shweta Kothari | Writer : Pallavi Mehra
Havent Installed Aarogya Setu App? Now Face Jail Up To Six Months Or Pay Rs 1,000 Fine In Noida

The coronavirus tracker, 'Aarogya Setu App', has become mandatory for all smartphone users in the districts of Noida and Greater Noida. Those failing to install the app will either face imprisonment for six months or fine up to Rs 1,000. The order also applies to those entering the city.

The app has been made mandatory under the new guidelines issued by police on May 3. Those found without the app in any public space within Noida or Greater Noida will be held by police and it will be considered a violation of coronavirus-forced lockdown.

"All those with smartphones who do not have the application can be booked under Section 188 of IPC. After that, a judicial magistrate will either decide if the person will be tried, fined, or left with a warning." He later adds, "If people download it instantly, we will let them go. We are doing this so that people take the order seriously and download it. But if they do not download it after repeated warnings, we will have to take action," The Indian Express quoted Akhilesh Kumar, the DCP Law and Order, as saying.

Police further made it clear that if anyone complains of not having enough mobile data to download the app instantly, they will be providing them with mobile hotspots so that the app can be downloaded instantly. Police will conduct sudden and surprising checks in crowded areas like market areas and grocery stores.

Also Read: Coronavirus Crisis: Aarogya Setu App Becomes Mandatory For Central Government Employees


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