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22.44 lakh people penalized for violating Covid-19 guidelines in Rajasthan

May 21, 2021, 5:17 pm

vehicles seized by police in Jaipur

Vehicles seized by police in Jaipur for violating Covid-19 guidelines

Jaipur: Rajasthan police is taking strict action against those venturing out of their homes for no valid reasons during the lock down. Nearly 22.44 lakh people have been penalized for violating Covid-19 guidelines in the state.

 Director General of Police ML Lathar said that it was necessary to comply with Corona-related guidelines, including wearing masks and keeping social distance when people leave houses, even for emergency or permitted activities.

DGP Lather told that strict action will be taken against those who violate Covid-19 guidelines or break the rules. People who are found at public places for no reason are being quarantined. They are being allowed to go home only if they test negative. They are also being made to pay fines as per the law.

So far, more than 22.44 lakh people have been challaned under the Rajasthan Epidemic Ordinance related to Corona Advisory and Rules. On Thursday, a total of 25,470 people were penalized and a fine of Rs 30.84 lakh was collected.

So far, under the Epidemic Ordinance, 4,60,706 people have been challaned for not wearing masks at public places, 21,141 shopkeepers for selling goods to people without masks. As many as 17,473 persons have been challaned for not following social distancing. On Thursday, 891 people were challaned for not wearing masks at public places, 114 for selling goods to people without masks, and 23052 people have been challaned for not following social distancing.

Strict action is also being taken against people who spit in public places, consume alcohol, and consume gutkha-tobacco. He said that so far 12,137 persons have been arrested for violating prohibitory and quarantine norms so far. A total of 4,890 FIRs have been registered in this regard. On Thursday, 29 FIRs were registered and 12 persons were arrested.

Under the prohibition and MV Act, 21,45, 953 vehicles have been challaned, while 2,57 621 vehicles have been seized. A fine of more than Rs 41.53 crore has been collected.

First published: May 21, 2021