169 COVID-19 SOP violators fined, detained in Manipur

Altogether a sum of Rs 21,850 was collected as per law, the Manipur police department said.


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The Manipur police department on Wednesday detained 169 persons 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. 

A release by IGP (Ops), E Priyokumar Singh stated that the guidelines and restrictions issued include failure to wear masks, and failure to maintain social distancing in public places, etc. to  prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The detainees were later released after warnings, and altogether a sum of Rs 21,850 was collected as per law, it said.

The police department 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 17, 2021, 10:48 p.m.

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