Police penalise smokers in public places under the COPTA Act

Shillong, Nov 12: Shillong Sadar PS in a drive to enforce the COPTA Act to penalise smokers in public places.

In a two day drive against smoking in publice places, the police has compounded 4 persons at Police Bazar on day one, whereas,  6 persons at Jail Road on day two .

They were penalise Rs 200 each u/s 4 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act 2003 which prohibits smoking of tobacco in public places.