50 detained for SOP violation
IMPHAL, Aug 1: Imphal West district police detained 50 persons and collected Rs 16,000 as fine today.
27 persons were fined a total of Rs 5,400 for failure to wear masks, while 13 were fined Rs 2,600 for not maintaining social distancing. Four persons were fined Rs 2,000 for spitting in public places while 6 persons were fined Rs 6,000 for other violations, said a statement of the Superintendent of Police, Imphal West.
It may be noted that the State Government had recently enforced the Manipur Epidemic Diseases (Enforcement of COVID-19 Guidelines) Regulations, 2020. As per the regulation, violation of quarantine guideline carries a fine of Rs 1000, failure to wear face mask carries a fine of Rs 200, failure to maintain social distancing- Rs 200, spitting in public places- Rs 500, consumption of pan (Kwa), gutka and tobacco in public places -Rs 200, gathering in excess of authorised number of persons in ceremonies- Rs 10,000 and other violations -Rs 1000.