Manipur police detain 154 COVID-19 SOP violators

A sum of Rs 16,700 was also collected as fine.

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As part of its ongoing drive to crack down on violators of guidelines issued by the state government and the Standard Disaster Management Authority in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Manipur police department detained 154 persons on Saturday.

A release signed by staff officer to IGP (Ops), Rojit Irom stated that the guidelines and restrictions issued includes failure to wear masks, and failure to maintain social distancing in public places, etc. to  prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the state. It also mentioned that the detainees were later released after warnings, and altogether a sum of Rs 16,700 was collected as per law.

The police department, in its release further warned that those who violate the guidelines and restrictions shall be dealt with strong legal action under National Disaster Management Act, 2005 and other appropriate laws.

First Published:March 13, 2021, 11:52 p.m.

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