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Pune police levy over ₹1 crore fines in 8 days for not wearing masks

Pune city police has fined about 27,989 people between September 2 and September 10 for not wearing the mask

The Pune Police has fined as many as 27,989 people between September 2 and September 10 for not wearing face masks amid the ongoing corona virus pandemic and collected over ₹1 crore as fine, informed Bachhan Singh, DCP Crime Branch, Pune.

Bachhan Singh said that it was observed that people was not wearing masks as a precautionary measure and so fines were imposed to ensure discipline among all.

Pune city police has fined about 27,989 people between September 2 and September 10 for not wearing the mask, and collected about more than ₹1 crore 39 lakhs as fine. A fine of ₹500 was collected from each one of them, said Singh.

It was observed that people was not wearing masks in the city, and Pune municipal corporation had handed over the task to Pune police take action against them. The idea is only to increase the awareness and compliance level among people. We appealed to the people to wear a mask as it’s the easiest way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, he added.

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