Imphal: A sum of Rs. 56 000 was collected as fine from 685 lockdown/curfew violators and 346 vehicles detained during a drive conducted by Manipur Police on Saturday for not wearing face masks in public and not maintaining social distancing to prevent 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. 63,57,760 from 58619 cumulative curfew and lockdown violators and 44860 vehicles detained by each District Police Station except Pherzawl and Kamjong district Police Stations, on Saturday.