Jalandhar, July 5- Tightening the noose around the people who were violating the directives of Punjab Government by not wearing the masks, the Jalandhar Commissionerate Police has so far issued 13928 challans to them, under the ‘Mission Fateh’ initiated by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and imposed a fine of Rs 63.09 lakh on wilful defaulters.
Divulging the details, the Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that the Police have so far issued 13928 without mask challans and collected a fine worth Rs 63.09 lakh from the violators.
He said that a fine worth Rs 71000 has been imposed so far for 40 violations of home quarantine instructions adding that 302 persons have been fined Rs 40600 for spitting in public place.
The Commissioner of Police said that a total of 40412 challans have been issued so far to the traffic violators and 2061 vehicles have been impounded.
The CP told that fine worth Rs 1.02 lakh has been imposed on overloaded 55 four wheelers, Rs 16000 on overloaded 32 Autos and fine worth Rs 2,78,000 has been imposed on 139 for violating social distancing norms.
Bhullar said that today, 134 traffic challans were issued by commissionerate police. Bhullar further revealed that today 172 persons without mask were challaned and a fine worth Rs 86000 was imposed on them.
He 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 vanguard role for further checking the spread of COVID 19.
He said that it was the social responsibility of the residents to ensure the following the directives of the government to combat the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic