Fine of Rs 500 imposed on 410 people, 15 FIRs lodged for flouting lockdown rules in Raigarh

Fine of Rs 500 imposed on 410 people, 15 FIRs lodged for flouting lockdown rules in Raigarh

Raipur: A fine of Rs 500 each has been imposed on 410 people flouting lockdown rules in Raigarh. Besides, an FIR has also been lodged 15 persons for keeping their stores open and not following lockdown guidelines.

On the first day of lockdown in Raigarh district on Wednesday a fine of Rs 500 has been imposed on all the morning walkers in all the police station areas. People who were arguing not to pay the money were bought to police station and the family members were called to pay fine. The unnecessary roaming were reduced seeing the strict action of police, said the police sources.

As per the direction of SP Santosh Singh FIRs were filed against a total of 15 persons on Tuesday and Wednesday for keeping open their shops even in lockdown and breaching the rules.  

On Wednesday, till the evening of the first day of lockdown, challans were imposed on 354 persons found wandering outside unnecessarily and not wearing mask. Besides, separate challan has been imposed on 56 persons under Motor Vehicle Act. A fine of Rs 14,500 has been recovered under the MV Act.

A flag march was carried out on Wednesday morning in the entire Raigarh city under the leadership of Additional SP Abhishek Verma to spread awareness among people for following lockdown rules. People were appealed to stay at home and not to wander unnecessarily. People are also helping the administration in making this lockdown a success, said the police officials.

Meanwhile, the officers and jawans are posted on the barrier, check post, patrolling and point duty with complete preparation to make the lockdown in the district a success. In the lockdown, the cooperation of the residents is being received as expected, after the challan proceedings this morning, the movement of the people remained restricted, said the police.

Besides, the police is also making arrangements to distribute food to the underprivileged people living on footpaths, outside temples. Besides, masks and sanitizers are also being distributed to the elders in need.