Maharashtra police recovers fines worth INR 25 crore during the lockdown

Lakhs of calls were received on the emergency number and queries were addressed regarding COVID19 and other issues. Moreover, a total of 96,149 vehicles were seized and cases were registered against 1347 vehicles.

Maharashtra police recovers fines worth INR 25 crore during the lockdown
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Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, on Tuesday, September 15 said that during the coronavirus lockdown, officials filed several cases in the state under section 188 and the collection of these fines runs in crores. During this phase in Maharashtra, i.e., from March 22 to September 14, 2020, out of all the 2,54,929 offences registered under Section 188 and 34, officials have arrested 742 people and collected a total of INR 25,08,71,314 for various offences

The number of patients infected with the coronavirus in the state has increased significantly. Data revealed by the state health department shows that as of September 15, 2020, more than 20,000 cases were registered in Maharashtra, and 512 patients passed away due to the infection. Under Unlock 4.0 guidelines, several services have resumed in the state, and due to which cases are increasing at a rapid pace.

Observing this the state government, healthcare workers and caregivers are working relentlessly to fight the virus and control the spread. However, amidst the unlock initiative, the police department has observed people across the state flouting rules and not following the norms, and keeping this in mind, strict action was taken against such attackers. Furthermore, 356 incidents of assault on police were registered, and a total of 894 persons have been arrested with regards to the same. 

Meanwhile, officials also saw an increase in the number of calls seeking help from the police. The emergency number 100 is available at all houses across districts, and during the lockdown, lakhs of received and queries were addressed regarding COVID-19 and other issues. Moreover, a total of 96,149 vehicles were seized and cases were registered against 1347 vehicles. 

Maharashtra Police has worked hard during this tough phase and ensured care and protection at all times. A total of 202 police personnel, including 182 police officers and 20 officers, passed away due to COVID-19 infections. Keeping this in mind, authorities have set up control rooms all over the state for the police to take immediate action if they notice any symptoms related to the infection.

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