Rs 18 crore collected as fine from violators in TN

Chennai: Police stations across districts in Tamilnadu continue to file FIRs against people who roam outside despite restrictions.

The Tamilnadu State police arrested 8,51,965 persons for violating norms of social distancing and venturing out during curfew.

A press release from the DGP’s office said that 7,76,427 violations have been recorded by the police in various districts and FIRs have been registered against them.

The restrictions have been imposed across the State to curb the spread of Coronavirus since 24 March. The city will be under lockdown until 31 July. As many as 6,35,0355 vehicles were seized from these persons.

However, the vehicles are being returned to their owners in a phased manner. A total amount of Rs 18,00,22,501 has been collected from violators as fines since March.


NT Bureau