JAMSHEDPUR: A special drive was undertaken by the Jugsalai
municipality and local police to book those flouting Covid-19 protocols
As directed earlier by East Singhbhum
deputy commissioner Suraj Kumar to keep a close watch on the market places in both urban and rural areas, where people are more prone to disregarding the guidelines, the team during operation caught around 100 people violating the protocols.
Administration officials said on Wednesday that those caught at various places in Jugsalai market area were taken to camp jail. They were detained and let off only after Covid-19
tests and with a warning that repeat offenders will not be spared.
Gyaneshwar Prasad of the Jugsalai civic body said those found roaming in the market area without masks
were picked up and taken to the camp jail.
A fine of Rs 3,500 was collected from the shop owners for not following the rule book.
Similar checking was done in several areas under Sonari police station. Those found not wearing masks were let off with a warning. They were directed to wear masks without fail even if they have received the second dose of the jab.
Three shops in the area which were found not following the protocols, were sealed for 24 hours. Another shop was sealed for 72 hours, officials said.
The shopowners were directed to allow only customers with proper masks to enter the premises. If the direction is not followed, the shopowners would be penalised.
A popular biriyani restaurant in Sakchi area was also sealed by the officials after the owner was found violating the protocols while serving the customers. The staff in the eatery were not using masks. The cooks in the kitchen were not found using hand gloves, which is a must according to the guidelines. Taking strict action, the shop was sealed for three days.