Till Sunday night, the enforcement teams spread across the corporation fined 6,372 persons, including 2010 of them on Sunday alone, said a press release from the city police. The fine collected in four days is Rs 12.74 lakh.
On Monday alone, 1,679 people were booked for mask violation and Rs 3.35 lakh collected in fine.
The joint mask enforcement drive within city limit will go on till next Sunday.
After a decision was taken during the recent joint meeting of senior officials of Chennai police and Corporation, the 10-day mask enforcement drive was started on Thursday throughout the city.
For the drive, 15 zonal enforcement teams were formed to cover all the zones of the city Corporation. These teams would comprise Corporation staff, 200 police personnel and 1,000 volunteers.
‘Maskless’ man arrested for trying to assault cop on duty at Mint junction
A 27-year-old trader was arrested for allegedly trying to tear the uniform of a policeman for slapping a case against him for not wearing mask at Mint junction. The arrested man was identified as Mohamed Abdullah of Washermanpet. According to the police, Udayakumar was on patrol duty near Mint Junction and was slapping fine on people roaming around without mask early on Sunday morning. When he spotted Abdullah without wearing a mask, Udayakumar stopped and fined him. Infuriated by it, Abdulla allegedly caught the policeman by his shirt and tried to tear it off. He also allegedly tried to assault the official. Based on a complaint from the policeman, Abdullah was later arrested and remanded in judicial custody.