GUWAHATI: Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, Director General of Police (DGP) Assam in a press meet said that a total fine realized till date for violation of Covid protocol stands at Rs.54,86,900.
Further the DGP said that by and large the people of the State are complying with the restrictions imposed by the Administration during Curfew hours.
However, it has been observed that during the Curfew relaxation hours, people are coming out in the open without maintaining the Covid protocols like wearing of face masks, maintaining social distance etc. This type of irresponsible behavior by some sections of the people may give rise to further spread of the disease.
"I urge upon the stake holders like Lessees of weekly markets, Shop Owners Associations, Chambers of Commerce, Vehicle Owners Associations etc to take up upon themselves to ensure maintaining of Covid protocols during Curfew relaxation hours too," said DGP Assam
"Also urge upon the public not to crowd around and to maintain all Covid protocols whenever they come out. Police Authorities have been instructed to take up the issue of maintaining Covid protocols with all stake holders and to ensure strict implementation of the same. Any violation of the same by anyone will be dealt with strictly as per law," the top cop added.
Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta also appealed the lessees shop owners etc to open the weekly markets and shops early and the public are also requested to come out in a staggered way so that there is no crowding at a particular time during relaxed hours.
Meanwhile, the Assam Police have four Helpline numbers running to cater to Police Personnel and their families for providing support/help/information regarding Covid-19 disease.
Further, as directed by Chief Minister, Assam, instructions have been issued to all the Districts to open Help Lines for Senior Citizens and also for people going out for vaccination purpose as well as for extending compassionate help for people in distress.
Also all the Districts and Battalions have been instructed to arrange for Quarantine Centre and Isolation Centres with the support of existing trained manpower and with the logistic support of the District Administration/Health Authorities.
For any other help, the ASDMA is operating 24/7 help lines.