Speaking to ANI, Bachhan Singh, DCP Crime Branch, Pune, said that the police team has closely observed that people were not wearing masks as a precautionary measure so the fines were imposed to ensure discipline among all.
Furtherly Mr Bachhan Singh said that “Pune city police have fined about 27,989 people between September 2 and September 10 for not wearing the mask, and the shocking report said that they collected about more than ₹ 1 crore 39 lakh as fine. A fine of ₹ 500 was collected from each one of them”.
In addition to this, he said that “It was observed that people were not wearing masks in the city and Pune municipal corporation had handed over the task to Pune police take action against them.The idea is only to increase the awareness and compliance level among people. We appealed to the people to wear a mask as it’s the easiest way to prevent the spread of COVID-19” .
According to the Health Department report, with the highest single-day spike of 4,935 cases reported on Friday, the total number of coronavirus cases reached 2,11,225 in Pune.