SOP violators fined
IMPHAL, May 7 : The Police Department collected a sum of Rs 67,600/- (sixty seven thousand six hundred only) as fine from 226 SOP violators today.
The Police Department continued the crack down on violators of guidelines and restrictions issued by the State Government and the State Disaster Management Authority in connection with COVID-19 pandemic, including failure to wear mask in public places, failure to maintain social distancing in public places, spitting in public places, etc. to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the State.
The Police Department warned that those who violate the SOP shall be dealt with strong legal action under National Disaster Management Act, 2005 and other appropriate laws. The Police Department has collected a sum of Rs 1,97,07,300/- (One crore, ninety seven lakh, seven thousand and three hundred only) as of today.
Despite the increase in penalty for SOP violators and various restrictions imposed by the Government in order to contain the spread of the virus, the public continue to break the guidelines.