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Police fines Rs 1.76 Cr on 3656 persons not wearing Mask

Police fines Rs 1.76 Cr on 3656 persons not wearing Mask  Jalandhar, September 1, 2020:  In its drive against people who were defying the orders of the Punjab Government by not wearing the mask, the Jalandhar Commissionerate Police has so far issued 36540 challans to them, under the ‘Mission Fateh’ initiated by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and imposed a fine of Rs 1.76 Crore on the violators since March 23.

Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that the Police have so far issued 36540 without mask challans and collected a fine worth Rs 1,76,15,600 from the violators.

He said that a fine worth Rs 86,000 has been imposed so far for 46 violations of home quarantine instructions adding that 454 persons have been fined Rs 116600 for spitting in a public place.

The Commissioner of Police said that a total of 57015 challans have been issued so far to the traffic violators and 2398 vehicles have been impounded.

Bhullar further said that a fine worth Rs 159000 has been imposed on overloaded 80 four-wheelers, Rs 18000 on overloaded 36 Autos, and a fine worth Rs 486000 has been imposed on 237 for violating social distancing norms.

He said that today, 147 traffic challans were issued. He said that today 191 persons without mask were challenged and a fine worth Rs 95500 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 the people to mandatory wear masks and to follow the directives of the government to suppress the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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