Digital Desk, Bhubaneswar. During the 10-day special operation of Odisha Police, 2,231 missing people were reunited with their families. The police gave this information on Monday. The police along with the Crime Against Women and Children wing of the Odisha Crime Branch conducted an operation from September 1 to 10 to trace the missing.
Of the total individuals discovered, 1,536 are females and 390 are males. Police traced 305 minors, including 272 girls, during the operation, the state crime branch informed in a tweet. On the other hand, the State Transport Authority (STA) along with the police launched a campaign against drunken driving from September 7 to 9. has driven.
A total of 599 people were found driving under the influence of alcohol during the three-day operation, out of which 222 drunk drivers were arrested as per the directions of the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety, an official said.
Similarly, 338 driving licenses have been confiscated for suspension. A total of 455 Prosecution Reports (PRs) have been submitted to the courts for further action. In addition, 1,568 other cases have been detected for violation of the Motor Vehicles Act, against which 1,532 e-challans have been issued.
Despite strict laws and regulations, drunk driving is one of the major causes of road accidents in India. In Odisha, 246 road accidents occurred in 2021 due to drunken driving, in which 79 people lost their lives and 151 others were injured.
The amended Motor Vehicles Act states that first-time offenders of drunken driving will face imprisonment of up to six months or a fine of up to Rs 10,000 and a second offense punishable with imprisonment of up to two years. or a fine of Rs 15,000.
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