Mnp collects Rs 1 cr as fines from lockdown violators in six months

Correspondent IMPHAL, SEP 30 | Publish Date: 9/30/2020 1:12:55 PM IST

Manipur police have collected over Rs one crore as fines from COVID-19 lockdown and curfew violators in six months.

Like other states of the country, Manipur imposed lockdown on March 24 to slow down the spread of COVID-19 pandemic among the general population.

To enforce the lockdown, magistrates of each district of the state promulgated indefinite curfew under sub-section 2 of section 144 of CrPC on the same day.

With the phase wise unlocking across the country, there is only night curfew enforced.

Apart from crackdown on lockdown and curfew violators, the state police department have been conducting drives against other restrictions and guidelines announced by the government to contain spread of the pandemic.

Among others, the police have has imposed fines on those not wearing face masks and not maintaining at public places.

From March 24 till September 30, the state police have collected Rs 1,00,25,750 as fines from the lockdown and curfew violators, according to a data compiled by the state police department.

The amount included Rs 18,500 collected as penalty from 146 persons detained.

As per the data, the largest amount- Rs 27,90,990 was collected by Bishnupur district police closely followed by Thoubal district police with Rs 26,72,520. Interestingly, there was no case of violation in Pherzawl district 

Meanwhile, 237 new infections (206 from general population and 31 personnel from CAPF) has pushed the state’s COVID-19 infections tally to 10,983 on Wednesday.

The COVID-19 related fatality tally also rose to 67 as two more males; aged 41 and 58 years, expired during the last 24 hours, according to the latest data of the state health department.

The state also recorded the highest single-day recovery on Wednesday. A total of 421 patients were discharged after they recovered.

Of the total 10,983 infections in the state, 2456 are active cases currently treated at various Covid care centres. The cumulative number of recovered cases stood at 8460 on Wednesday.

The recovery rate of the state stood at 77.02%.

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