Challans worth Rs 15.18 lakh issued in District Ludhiana in a single day
Till date, challans worth Rs 50 lakh have already been issued
Ludhiana: The District Administration has intensified strictness against people who are violating the lockdown 5.0 and unlock 1.0. Till date, challans worth more than Rs 50 lakh have been issued in district Ludhiana and on June 2, 2020, challans worth Rs 15,18,800 were issued in a single day.
While providing information, Deputy Commissioner Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal stated that 5563 challans worth Rs 12,95,300 were issued to people for not wearing masks, 2171 challans worth Rs 2,22,500 were issued to people for spitting in public, besides two persons were found violating home quarantine rules, and they were fined Rs 1000.
Mr Agrawal informed that if any person came out of his/her house for purchasing essential commodities, then strict action would be taken against them. He said that he has already directed the police to tae strict action against people not wearing masks. He stated that any relaxation in curfew would be given under strict protocol and people would have to follow it. He said that several relaxations have been provided to the residents and that is why, they should prefer not to come out of their homes.
He informed that these challans can be issued by SDM, Tehsildar, Naib Tehsildar, Sub Registrar, Police officials or Gazetted officials. He informed that the amount collected from challans is being deposited at Civil Surgeon Office, Ludhiana.
Mr Agrawal informed that the Punjab government has directed the officials to take strict action against any person violating the lockdown 5.0 and unlock 1.0. He informed that as section 144 of CrPC has been in force, no relaxation would be provided in this regard.