Lockdown/curfew violations continue unabated in state
IMPHAL, 8th Apr: The frequency of violation of the nationwide lockdown/curfew in Imphal city has been showing no signs of recession that the traffic police have been necessitated to regulate flow of vehicles like in normal time.
Most of these violations happen in early morning and evening, with people taking out their private vehicles for their personal chores. Traffic police can be seen busy trying to regulate vehicular movement at Uripok-RIMS Road Junction, Keishampat Junction and Khwai Bridge Junction, among other areas.
There is rise in traffic volume because police are letting go of four-wheeler vehicles which are violating the curfew after some questioning. On the other hand, frequency of seizure of two-wheelers on the charge of violating the lockdown protocols has gone up. Violation of lockdown/curfew has even caused road mishap at the bridge near Keishampat Junction traffic island.
In early morning, passenger vehicles could be seen plying from RIMS Gate till Uripok point of the BT flyover. Police checking to prohibit movement of vehicles at the crossings of RIMS Gate and Uripok-RIMS Road has also been ceased. All these have reduced the effectiveness of lockdown/curfew in Imphal City.
Nevertheless, police teams continue to be deployed at strategic locations to pull up the 292 lockdown violators. In all, 292 people were detained and 141 vehicles impounded in the state on Wednesday for violating the lockdown protocols which are in place for containing the COVID-19 pandemic. Police also collected a total sum of Rs 25,000 as fine from the lockdown violators.
According to a statement issued by ADGP (L&O) L Kailun, in Imphal West, district police personnel detained 50 people and impounded 43 vehicles and could collect a sum of Rs 6,700 as fine from them while in Imphal East district, 21 people were detained and 16 vehicles impounded and collected a fine of Rs 1,800.
In Bishnupur district, 29 people were detained, 17 vehicles impounded and collected a fine Rs 3,700 whereas in Thoubal district, 124 people were detained, 25 vehicles impounded and collected Rs 3,600 as fine. In Kakching district, 9 people were detained, 7 vehicles impounded and a fine of Rs 500 was collected.
In Chandel district, 3 people were detained and collected a fine of Rs 300 and in Churachandpur district 20 people were detained and 20 vehicles impounded and collected Rs 5,000 as fine.
In Kangpokpi district, 20 people were detained and 11 vehicles impounded and Rs 1,400 collected as fine. In Senapati district, 9 people were detained, 2 vehicles impounded and collected a fine of Rs 2,000 whereas in Tamenglong district 7 people were detained.