ITANAGAR: A Total of 88 persons were challaned with Rs 500 each for not wearing masks during the checking drive which was carried out by Circle Officer M Kato at Nirjuli area and another team led by Officer In Charge K Yangfo at Naharlagun area.
Meanwhile, two persons were also imposed fine of Rs. 200 each for spitting in public by the team of Naharlagun police during checking.
As per the latest SOP, Rs 500 is to be imposed on violators for not wearing masks and Rs 200 for spitting in public. However, in the first case, children below 5 years are exempted.
The Deputy Commissioner Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) Komkar Dulom has urged the denizens to cooperate and to follow the SoPs for the safety of everyone. He stressed that denizens have been time and again urged to follow SoPs however many people are seen to be not taking it seriously and roaming without wearing masks.
He hoped that such drive would instil some sense of responsibility and also create awareness on the importance of wearing masks amongst the denizens. Regular announcement is also being done to convey the message to the public. During the drive, the driver of a tempo was also fined for carrying more than the permitted number of persons.
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