PATHSALA: Bajali Police carried out extensive drives in Pathsala town and its adjoining areas against people who do not wear masks in public places on Tuesday.
For ensuring COVID-19 protocol amongst the people of Bajali district, a Task Force has already been constituted to monitor whether people are following COVID-19 protocol in public places or not. The Task Force has been conducting drives in Pathsala, Patacharkuch and Bhabanipur areas.
Bajali Superintendent of Police, Dharmendra Kumar Das led the drive in presence of Magistrate, Partha Pratim Choudhury with the help of traffic police and caught a number of citizens without masks.
Those who were found violating the norms were imposed fine of Rs 1,000 under the Disaster Management Act and IPC. The team also distributed masks to the public.
Superintendent of Police Dhramendra Kumar Das, said, "We have started to impose fines on those people who are found not wearing masks. As per the government order we have started this drive. I have been present here since morning and monitoring the process. I also urged people to follow COVID protocol," he said. The police personnel also counseled a number of citizens and requested them to wear masks and maintain social distancing in public places in view of the COVID surge.