As COVID surges in Gujarat, there is a rise in the number of mask violators and the penalty charged from them. The state has become strict with the implementation of the mask rule and in the last four days, the Gujarat police earned Rs2.66 crore as a fine from mask violators. This also includes those who were fined for spitting in public.
Earlier, Gujarat DGP had directed the men in khaki to get strict about implementing the mask rule. DGP Ashish Bhatia had clarified that the cops need to penalize even those who wore a mask but did not bother to cover their noses. All mask violators are fined Rs1000.
Ahmedabad alone has seen over 50 cops testing positive for COVID in the last many days since the second wave began. The DGP has also asked that strict action be taken against policemen who violate the mask rule as well.
Earlier, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had also appealed to the citizens to wear a mask stating that masks and vaccines were the only weapons available to fight the pandemic.
Cops beat up man in Indore
A video of two policemen in Indore, Madhya Pradesh mercilessly beating up a man has gone viral. It is alleged that the cops beat up the man, an auto driver after his mask slipped from his nose.
The incident happened on April 6 and the video shows the cops beating up the man even as his son appeals to them not to beat his father.
The victim Krushnakant Kunjir said he was on his way to the hospital to meet his father when his mask slipped from his face. The cops asked him to come with them to the police station but he told them he will do it later after he meets with his father. The cops allegedly got angry and beat him up.
Indore ACP Ashutosh Bagri said the two cops have been suspended. He said the cops were trying to bring the man to the police station when he attacked them and that the video was edited in a way to show only part of the story to ruin the image of the police.
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