HYDERABAD: A day after state government issued orders banning mass public gatherings, city police on Sunday started to issue cancellation orders for all the events which were earlier granted permission.
However, police are yet to start their crackdown on people who are not using masks while being in public places.
The government, in their order, directed the district collectors and commissioner/superintendent of police to strictly implement the usage of masks.
On Sunday, the implementation by the police was not observed.
At public places like Tank Bund, people were seen moving freely without wearing any masks. Similarly, in Madhapur, Gachibowli and other parts of IT corridor, Charminar and surrounding areas, violations by citizens not wearing masks were rampant.
As of now, the enforcement has not started in any of the three commissioneratesPolice might conduct a campaign for a few days before they take up the enforcement. In the past, police booked e-petty cases and levied Rs 1,000 fine.
If there is a mass congregation, then Disaster Management Act and section 188 of IPC will be imposed by police.