A complaint about police entering residential societies and fining people without a mask has emerged. In one case, police allegedly entered the residential complex and fined people present at the common plot of society and even the gallery of a house without a mask.
It was also alleged that some of those who were fined were standing without a mask in the gallery of their own home!
Incidentally, the cops fined the offenders Rs100 and did not give them a receipt for the same. Later the residents wrote to the police commissioner complaining about the same.
As per the complaint, a resident was standing in the common plot of one Mahaprabhuji Society in Asarsa. Members of the Shahibaug Police station came in a Bolero, entered the society and ASI SS Chavda fined a youth Rs1000 for not wearing a mask.
The cops also fined a youth who was hanging decorative lights in front of the gallery of a house Rs100 for not wearing a mask. As a result, several residents complained about the police’s high handedness in the matter.
What the complaint said about mask rule
Sanjay Patel of the Asarwa Youth Circle has emailed a complaint about the high handedness of the police to city police commissioner Sanjay Srivastava.
The complaint said that while they welcomed the mask rule given the pandemic, randomly penalising people for not wearing a mask when they are within their premises is not right. It complained that a resident was penalised Rs1000 while another was fined Rs100.
It further alleged that cops did not give a receipt for the Rs100 fine despite asking for the same. The cops there was no need of a receipt for an Rs100 fine.
It further alleged that while the cops were keen to implement the mask rule, they were not so keen on stopping the liquor den that was operational beside the Municipal school no 5 and 6 in Asarwa.
What is interesting is that the liquor den sees no social distancing nor do people wear a mask even then the cops are not bothered about either stopping the sale of liquor or implementing COVID-19 norms. It has also sought action against the cops who harass innocent citizens.
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