The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to withdraw cases registered against traders and other persons for violation of lockdown measures during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Uttar Pradesh Law Minister Brijesh Pathak has issued the necessary instructions to the officials in this regard. According to a government spokesman, details of the cases lodged during the lockdown will be prepared and the cases will be withdrawn accordingly.
The decision will give reprieve to those who were booked for minor offences during the lockdown.
A traders' organisation had recently met the law minister in this regard and sought withdrawal of cases.
Uttar Pradesh will be the first state to withdraw cases registered during the lockdown.