Mumbai Police have registered a case in opposition to 500 individuals for violating the state and civic COVID-19 pointers by attending a birthday celebration in Thane’s Dombivli.
The Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) stated in a assertion that the birthday celebrations have been held in the course of the evening of February 17 which went on until the wee hours of February 18.
Ward officer Akshay Gudge reportedly obtained a criticism about individuals gathering in a massive quantity whereas ignoring COVID-19 norms and laws.
Following this, civic authorities visited the situation whereas subsequently lodging a criticism in opposition to the host in addition to the attendees at the close by Manpada police station.
Taking cognizance of this, the police has registered an FIR in opposition to the attendees of the gathering beneath IPC sections 269 and 270 (negligent and malignant act more likely to unfold an infection of ailments), Article 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), and related sections of the Disaster Management Control Rules. Police officers stated that no arrests have been made in this case to this point.
This comes at a time when officers are expressing rising concern in regards to the rise in COVID-19 circumstances. Though the rise in circumstances isn’t as daunting because it was in the course of the peak of the pandemic a number of months in the past, a sudden surge is unquestionably regarding.