CORONA Punjab

CP solicits people’s support in the battle against COVID-19

CP solicits people's support in the battle against COVID-19
Gurpreet Singh Bhullar

Jalandhar, August 8, 2020:  Soliciting the support of the people in this war against novel coronavirus, Commissioner of People  Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that the people have to make the principles of wearing masks and following social distancing an integral part of their lives.

The Commissioner of Police said that the drive against those violating the directives of Punjab Government is already being intensified and stated that under the ‘Mission Fateh’ initiated by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the Commissionerate Police have so far imposed a fine of Rs 1.34 Crore on the 28110 people who were found venturing out without masks since March 23. He said that a fine worth Rs 85,000 has been imposed so far for 45 violations of home quarantine instructions adding that 453 persons have been fined Rs 116100 for spitting in public places.The Commissioner of Police said that a total of 51244 challans have been issued so far to the traffic violators and 2279 vehicles have been impounded.Bhullar further said that fine worth Rs 137000 has been imposed on overloaded 71 four-wheelers, Rs 17000 on overloaded 34 Autos and fine worth Rs 445000 has been imposed on 220 for violating social distancing norms.He said that today, 166 traffic challans were issued. He said that today 235 persons without mask were challenged and a fine worth Rs 117500 was imposed on them.The Commissioner of Police said that this drive would continue in the coming days and action would be taken against the violators adding that the people have to play a vital role for further checking the spread of COVID 19.He appealed to the people to wear masks mandatory and follow the directives of the government to suppress the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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