Authorities here issued 8,935 challans and imposed fines worth over Rs 1.76 crore for alleged violation of coronavirus-related norms during the weekend curfew, according to official data.
The Delhi Police lodged 751 FIRS under section 188 of the IPC and issued 3,156 challans. The southeast district recorded the highest violations for not wearing masks.
According to data issued by Delhi government, fines worth Rs 74,25,900 were imposed on January 9 for the 3,732 challans issued.
Southeast district (748) recorded the highest number of violations by people for not wearing masks at public places, followed by east (696) and north (487).
New Delhi District (142) recorded the lowest violations. Northeast, northwest and south districts recorded 149,159 and 153 respectively.
The top court rapped the petitioner for filing the PIL, and said, “Is it the court’s job to see what is the international ramification, whether China is committing genocide or not?.
“What kind of petition is this. What is going on? It seems you wanted to file a petition just to appear before this court. Nothing else,” the bench said.
While dismissing the plea, the apex court noted in its order, “The plea alleged that China is deliberately spreading COVID-19 as a biological weapon and the court should issue some order to the government. It is for the government to take action.
“We can’t allow every person who thinks of some solution to the virus to come under Article 32 and file a petition. Nothing has prevented him from making suggestions to the appropriate authority. We do believe that he is here to get name in the press and we request the press not to oblige,” the bench said.
The PIL filed by a Karnataka-based lawyer contended that virgin coconut oil can dissolve the virus and sought directions to the Central government to stop China from spreading the virus.