In continuation of the 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, the Manipur police department detained 164 persons on Wednesday.
The detainees were later released after warnings, and altogether a sum of Rs 20,850 was collected as per law, stated a release signed by IGP (Ops), E Priyokumar Singh.
It also mentioned 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 police department 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, it added.