In a special drive to discourage use of polythene bags, Kangra police challaned over a dozen offenders across the district on Thursday.
The special drive is carried time to time in the district. Deputy superintendent of police (DSP), Headquarters, Hitesh Lakhanpal, who is supervising the drive, said 13 offenders were challaned across the district during the campaign.
“The police have collected a fine of Rs 6,500 from the lawbreakers,” said Lakhanpal.
Giving a breakup, Lakhanpal informed six challans were issued in the jurisdiction of Jawalmukhi police station, two each under Shahpur and Indora and one each under Nurpur, Palampur and Lambagaon police stations.
A penalty of `500 was imposed on each offender.
“We have been carrying the drive from time to time to discourage use of polythene bags and ensure proper implementation of rules in confirmation of the act,” said Lakhanpal.
It was worth mentioning that Himachal Pradesh has imposed a complete ban on plastics carry bags in under the HP Non-Biodegradable Garbage Control Act, 1995, effective from 15th August, 2009.