Bhubaneswar, Oct 17: The Urban Police have initiated a proactive campaign called the "Safe City Drive." This campaign, which has been underway for the past few days, aims to curb criminal activities in anticipation of the upcoming Durga Puja festival.
To achieve this objective, the Bhubaneswar Urban Police have intensified their patrolling operations in multiple police station areas. Officers and staff from various police stations, as well as the Team-60 units, have been actively engaged in these patrols.
Simultaneously, the public is being alerted to abstain from behaviors such as alcohol consumption, drug use, and other such activities. Vehicle inspections are also being carried out, and penalties are imposed whenever necessary.
The "Safe City Drive" initiative will persist under the auspices of the Bhubaneswar city police, with a particular focus on the approaching Durga Puja festival.
The Commissionerate Police have taken decisive actions, such as registering 1,513 cases of open drinking (OUP), resulting in fines amounting to Rs 7,56,500. Moreover, they have collected fines totaling Rs 33,7000 from 337 individuals found smoking in public areas (COTPA violations). Additionally, Rs 40,000 in fines have been imposed under the Motor Vehicles Act 1980, and 37 excise cases have been lodged, with the seizure of 584.41 liters of alcohol.
Furthermore, the Commissionerate Police have made 27 arrests, apprehended 89 individuals involved in property offenses, and detained 31 anti-social elements. The total fines levied on these offenders have reached Rs 8,30,3000.
Moreover, an additional Rs 43, 69,000 has been collected in fines for traffic violations under various police stations within the capital city.