Imphal: A sum of Rs. 38,300 was collected as fine as per law from 178 persons detained by Manipur Police on Thursday for violating Covid-19 lockdown protocol for not wearing face masks in public and not maintaining social distancing to prevent from the spread of Covid-19 in the State.
The detainees were later released after warning.
Manipur Police Department has also warned those who violates the lockdown will be dealt with strong legal action under National Disaster Management Act, 2005 and other appropriate laws.
On the other hand, a cumulative fine of Rs. 83,59,850 was collected from 72226 cumulative curfew and lockdown violators and 51831 vehicles detained by each District Police Station except Pherzawl and Kamjong district Police Stations, on Thursday.