You could be jailed for 8 days in Himachal for not wearing mask

Rs 1.24 cr penalty slapped for violation of Covid norms since March 23

You could be jailed for 8 days in Himachal for not wearing mask

So far, 1,339 police personnel have tested Covid-19 positive, out of which, 978 have recovered. Tribune photo

Bhanu Lohumi

Tribune News Service

Shimla, November 27

As many as 2,227 cases were registered in Himachal for violations of Covid curfew and lockdown since March 23 while 31,317 challans were issued for not wearing a mask and a fine of Rs 1,24,22,450 imposed.

Preventative action was taken against 2,304 persons and 1,934 vehicles were seized.

So far, 1,339 police personnel have tested Covid-19 positive, of whom 978 have recovered while one died.

The violation of the directions of not wearing a mask and not maintaining social distancing was being monitored by drones and CCTV cameras, said DGP Sanjay Kundu here on Friday.

The DGP said directions had been issued to district SPs that any person found not wearing a mask would be liable for arrest without warrant and on conviction would be punishable with imprisonment for a term that may extend up to eight days or a fine of Rs 5,000.

The compounding fee for the offence committed for not wearing a mask would be Rs 1,000. The police have also sensitised 3,70,938 persons regarding Covid-19 behaviour and 22,665 hoardings and posters had been placed at various locations across the state.

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