Section 144 was imposed on March 15 as part of the coronavirus lockdown and after that a total of 5,663 cases have been registered in Punjab over the violation.
According to the details the cases also registered against hoarders and profiteers, Police officials stated.
The spokesperson of Punjab Police said that 153 cases have been filed over the violation of the Price Control and Prevention of Profiteering and Hoarding Act adding that further action was being taken against those artificially increasing the prices of and hoarding essential food and daily use items.
The spokesperson added that police took action against 57 shops and four restaurants for violating Section 144 and 26,401 people had been checked so far at the 1,282 check-posts set up earlier.
Inspector-General of Police for Punjab Shoaib Dastagir gave the clear instruction to the regional and district police officers to speed up action against those violating the law and ensure that officers personnel assigned on field duty adhered to preventive measures against the coronavirus pandemic.
The Punjab government had announced the imposition of Section 144 throughout the province on March 15 for three weeks after new cases of the novel virus were reported.
As per the notification all educational institutions in the province were to remain closed and the teaching staff would also not be permitted to schools, colleges, and universities.
The provincial government has decided to keep parks, zoos, and picnic points closed for the public.