The Manipur police department detained 132 persons on March 15 as part of its ongoing drive to crack down on violators of guidelines issued by the state government and the Standard Disaster Management Authority in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.
A release issued by IGP (Ops), E Priyokumar Singh stated that the guidelines and restrictions issued includes failure to wear masks, and failure to maintain social distancing in public places, etc. to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the state.
The detainees were later released after warnings, and altogether a sum of Rs 14,400 was collected as per law, it added.
The police department, in its release, further warned that those who violate the guidelines and restrictions shall be dealt with strong legal action under National Disaster Management Act, 2005 and other appropriate laws.