Rs 1.5 Millions Fined Collected From Smokers in Kerala

Published on: 29 Apr, 2013
Published under: General Kerala News, Idukki District News, Kannur District News, Kerala Health News

28 April 2013

Around Rs.1.5 million of fine hav been collected by Kerala Police in the past five months against those smoking in public places, according to information available on the website of the state police.The fines were collected from October 1 last year to February 28 this year.

“A total 9,885 people were fined across 20 police districts, netting Rs.15.75 lakh (Rs. 1.57 million). For the sake of administrative convenience, 14 districts in the state have been grouped under 20 police districts,” Kerala police website said.The ban on smoking in public places was found to be most strictly enforced in Ernakulam rural where 3,793 people were fined.

Kannur district came in second with 3,172 people penalised for smoking in public places.The fines collected in Idukki district also showed an upward trend. From six cases of violations in the district in October, the number rose to 65 cases in February.Sale of tobacco products to minors has also invited police action with 1,248 people fined and Rs. 2.26 lakh collected from violators from across the state, according to the website.


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