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Odisha Police: 77 Covid Rule Violators Arrested, Rs 1.76 Cr Fine Collected In Last 4 Days

Bhubaneswar: Tightening screws on the enforcement of Covid-19 norms in Odisha to put a lease on the steady rise in the cases of Covid-19, the State Police has begun a special drive from Wednesday. As per the data available, the police have collected a whopping Rs 1,07,68,400 as fines from people violating Corona regulations in the last four days.

Despite appeals by the government and massive awareness as well as enforcement drives by the police, people continue to throw the Covid-19 safety protocols including social distancing, mask and no large congregation norms to the wind, said a police official.

As per the official data, altogether five cases have been registered against Covid-19 rule violators during the period. A total 77 persons have been arrested for flouting the norms and as many as 2985 vehicles have been seized.

On April 3, 2021, police collected fine of Rs 27,21,800 and registered two cases. While 14 people were arrested, 435 vehicles were seized.

Similarly, only one case was registered on the next day and 15 people were arrested. A fine of Rs 27,91,300 was collected from the violators and 780 vehicles were seized.

On April 5, Odisha Police collected fine of Rs. 27,64,000 and one case was registered. While 21 people were arrested, 900 vehicles were seized.

Rs 24,91,300 was collected from the flouters and a case was registered in this connection on the following day. While Odisha Police arrested 27 people, as many as 870 vehicles were seized till Wednesday evening.

(Edited by Suryakant Jena)

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