CP urges people to follow social distancing, masking to contain spread of COVID-19 pandemic
Jalandhar, August 26, 2020: Urging the people to follow guidelines issued by state government to curb the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that the violators of the guidelines are being dealt with iron hand.
He told Commissionerate police have already intensified the drive against such violators and so far issued 34360 challans to the people who were not wearing the mask, under the 'Mission Fateh' initiated by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and imposed a fine of Rs 1.65 Crore on the violators since March 23.
Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that the Police have so far issued 34360 without mask challans and collected a fine worth Rs 1, 65, 25,600 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 453 persons have been fined Rs 116100 for spitting in a public place.
The Commissioner of Police said that a total of 55751 challans have been issued so far to the traffic violators and 2373 vehicles have been impounded.
Bhullar further said that fine worth Rs 148000 has been imposed on overloaded 76 four-wheelers, Rs 17000 on overloaded 34 Autos and fine worth Rs 480000 has been imposed on 234 for violating social distancing norms.
He said that today, 354 traffic challans were issued. He said that today 182 persons without mask were challaned and a fine worth Rs 91000 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.