Penalty Rs 4800 recovered on day one of total lockdown

Bhilai, Sep 24: Even after the announcement of total lockdown, on Thursday-the first day, officials of the Risali Municipal Corporation had to take action against a couple of people for violating the guidelines and impose penalty. Among those who were found in violation of orders included grocery store operator and a female teacher who was giving tuition to 25 children at Mohari Maroda. Additional Collector and Risali commissioner Prakash Kumar Surve accompanied by nodal officer Ramakant Sahu and Tehsilar were out to see if the lockdown was being observed properly.
Even after repeated announcement and warnings, on finding the people breaking the lockdown rules, the officers imposed penalty and recovered a total fine of Rs 4800. A joint team of Revenue Inspector Anil Meshram, Assistant Revenue Inspector Vinod Shukla, Rameshwar Nishad sealed Jannat Grocery Stores at Station Maroda and seized the measuring scales of Patel Grocery Store. Similarly Rs 3000 penalty was levied on Gambhir Sahu, the operator of Balram Grocery Stores in New Bhatha. A strict warning was given to Safia Bano, who was taking tuition class and 25 children had collected at her residence at Mohari Maroda for the same. A penalty of Rs 1600 was imposed and strict warning was given. Apart from this, Rs 200 was collected from two persons who had moved out of houses without adorning mask.
Also, morning and evening walks are prohibited during full lockdown. Even then, people had come out of their for morning walk. The squad led by Gopal Sinha and Health Inspector Brijendra Parihar on reaching Dussehra ground Risali found about a dozen people doing yoga who were asked to go home. At the same time, Singh Spectacles shop located on Krishna Talkies Road was asked to close down. It is noteworthy that in the complete lockdown only the pharmacies and medical stores have been allowed to operate within scheduled time.
ADM & Risali Commissioner visited several other areas including market and residential area. During the inspection, he held discussions with Executive Engineer RK Sahu, Revenue Department in-charge Harcharan Singh Arora, Health Department incharge Jaganath Kushwaha, Deputy Attorney Akhilesh Gupta.
After the lockdown inspection, the Additional Collector and Nodal Officer inspected the under construction Gauthan at Newai. During this time, the officials inspected the cattle site and the tanks being prepared for vermicompost. He also gave necessary instructions in this regard.

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