Fine of spitting on road raises from 200 to 2,000 in New Delhi, India

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MCD has taken major steps for spitting on public places. It says that people would be charged doubled on spitting on public places. Also if the any person found spitting on the places which are the hotspots of carona virus could be sentenced to jail also.

On Thursday, that was 16th April,2020 all the MCD  Departments of the three areas announced the same.

Till now they are charging rupees 200 for spitting on public places. But if the situation goes under control then they can charge more than 200 or upto 2000.

If someone caught spitting in the hotspot,containment or buffer zone then he/she could be sentenced to jail also.

Moreover, A person in east delhi a sanitary officer has filed a case against the same.

Also in gujrat the CM announces of charging the fine of rupees 500 for spitting on roads.

In view of the increasing danger of the coronavirus pandemic, the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has also appealed to people to refrain from consuming smokeless tobacco products and spitting in public places.

There has been a lag in the Union Health Ministry figures, compared to the number of cases announced by different states, which officials attribute to procedural delays in assigning the cases to individual states.

The letter stated that state and Union Territory governments have necessary authority under the Epidemic Diseases Act, the Disaster Management Act and under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code 1860 and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPc) to deal with COVID-19.

Few states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Haryana, Nagaland and Assam have already issued orders on the ban of use of smokeless tobacco products and spitting in public places during the COVID-19 epidemic.

The death toll due to the novel coronavirus rose to 239 and the number of cases climbed to 7,447 in the country on Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry.

“In this background, it is requested that necessary preventive measures may be taken under the appropriate law to prohibit the use and spitting of chewing smokeless tobacco products in public,” the letter stated.

However, a tally of figures reported by various states as on Friday showed at least 7,510 cases and 251 deaths.

There has been a lag in the Union Health Ministry figures, compared to the number of cases announced by different states, which officials attribute to procedural delays in assigning the cases to individual states.

Moreover, two men were arrested for allegedly spitting on currency notes before buying dairy products from a shop in Kharar, Mohali.

The incident took place on Sunday evening when two men, both residents of Bihar, purchased dairy products and spit on currency notes before handing them over to the shopkeeper.

Another customer claimed that he saw the duo spitting on currency notes, following which he raised an alarm.

The accused, however, ran away. They were later apprehended by police and taken into custody.

Acting In a writer complaint to police, shopkeeper alleged that the duo also rubbed the currency notes on their body. He said he immediately threw the notes and closed the shop.

Acting on the complaint filed by the shopkeeper, the Kharar police have registered a case against the duo.

The accused have been booked under the relevant sections and both are being questioned, Kharar police station SHO Bhagwan Singh said.

 

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