GUWAHATI: In a shocking incident near Ganesh Mandir in Guwahati's Ganeshguri area a two-wheeler rider attacked an on-duty police officer on the 31st December eve.
The youth, in an inebriated condition, struck an on-duty officer while being searched as part of a routine operation.
As per reports, the accused even attacked female police officers.
Meanwhile, 47 persons were intercepted for drunk driving. Fine of ₹10,000 imposed & license suspended. So far, 646 persons have been booked for drunk driving.
The decision was taken as part of a directive from the Chief Minister of Assam Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, in a bid to curb road accidents. The public reportedly has also largely followed the CM's directives.
The operation is being led by Joint Commissioner of Police Partha Sarathi Mahanta in front of Hotel Taj Vivanta in Guwahati.
Notably, the Assam Police has collected a huge amount of Rs 4 crore from people violating traffic rules in the month of December 2021.
Commissioner of Guwahati police Harmeet Singh informed that until the month of November 2021, the police officials have collected fines of Rupees 2.5 crore every month. ''In the present month of December, the police have successfully collected Rupees 4 crore as a penalty,'' he added.
The commissioner further said that as many as 22,000 people including motorists and drivers were penalized in just 15 to 20 days this month for traffic violations mainly for riding without a helmet despite making helmet-wearing compulsory for riders as well as pillion riders.
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