Srinagar, July 20 : Govt on Monday authorized all DCs to enforce the safety measures, impose penalties for violating the norms in Kashmir valley.
In an order copy which lies with Kashmir Despatch reads, In exercise of the powers conferred by section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 (3 of 1897), the Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir hereby authorizes all the Dept ty Commissioners of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to take following measures within their jurisdiction and impose such penalties as shown against each column to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Subject Penalty : Persons not wearing a mask in public places Rs. 500/, Persons violating the home quarantine instructions Rs. 2,000/, Persons spitting at public places Rs. 500/, Persons violating social distancing norms by owner of shops/ commercial laces Rs. 2,000/, For violating the social ‘ uses . Rs. 3000/, distancing norms by vehicle ars Rs. 2000/- owners of; Auto ickshaws/ Two wheelers Rs. 500/.
Non-payment of penalty, as aforementioned, by the violator will attract proceedings under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (45 of 1860) the order copy reads.