₹ 7.44 Cr Collected From COVID Protocol Violators In 2020: Assam CM

Assam Chief Minister on Monday said in the state assembly that over Rs 7.44 crore has been collected as a penalty for violating different COVID-19 restrictions across Assam in 2020.

In a written reply to a query by Congress MLA Nurul Huda, the Chief Minister said the fine amount stood at Rs 7,44,38,100 last year.

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The Chief Minister noted that the highest sum of Rs 4.44 crore was released from people not wearing masks, while Rs 2.15 crore was paid as a fine by those with pillion riders in motorcycles.

The state government had levied Rs 500 as a penalty for not wearing masks and riding pillion in motorcycles, while, for second-time violators, the amount was Rs 1,000.

The chief minister added that the entire sum has been deposited at the treasury under the ‘Taxes on Vehicle’ category.

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