Imphal: A sum of Rs. 72,600 was collected as fine as per law from 323 persons detained by Manipur Police on Wednesday for violating the guidelines and restrictions issued by State Government and the State Disaster Management Authority in connection with Covid-19 pandemic including failure to wear face masks, failure to maintain social distancing and spitting in public places, etc. to prevent the spread of Covid-19 virus in the State.
The detainees were later released after warning.
Manipur Police Department also warned that those who violate the guidelines and restrictions 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. 1,14,95,980 was collected from 89,187 cumulative violators detained by each District Police Station except Pherzawl district, on Wednesday.
No vehicles were detained or fined.