Srinagar police has started a drive against smoking in and around health institutions and city hospitals, police said on Sunday.
It said that 39 offenders were booked in SMHS Hospital and a fine of Rs 13980 was realized from them.
Srinagar police during its police-public interactions received complaints that smoking in health institutions and city hospitals has created a nuisance in such public places. Acting on the complaints, police has launched an intensive drive against smoking in such sensitive public places.
Taking a lead, Police station Karan Nagar started a drive in SMHS hospital and Government Medical College, Srinagar. 39 offenders were challaned and fined on the spot.
“Fine amount to the tune of Rs.13980 has been recovered from the offenders under COTPA and deposited in the state treasury,” a police statement said.
The offenders were also counseled by the police for sensitizing them about the health hazards of smoking in and around health institutions.
While speaking on the issue the SDPO Shaheed Gunj, Imran Farooq said that the drive will be intensified in all the hospitals and educational institutions in the coming days.