Recently, the Centre announced that the lockdown has been extended up to May 31. And, while lockdown 4.0 might come with some relaxation for the yellow and green zones, it doesn’t mean we can go back to our normal social life. We still need to follow the guidelines laid by the government and observe social distancing.
But, disregarding the norms of lockdown a housing society in Mumbai threw a party in its premises. Some residents of a plush housing society in suburban Ghatkopar had organised a musical get-together, reports NDTV. However, as the matter came to light, Mumbai police arrested two members of the society, including its chairman, and organiser of the party for violating lockdown rules.
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According to the cops, the get together was organised in the premises of Kukreja Palace housing society in Ghatkopar (East). reports India Today. In a video shared on social media, around 30 people could be seen gathered in the society for a musical party. The guests were served samosas during the get-together.
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An offense was registered in the police station after the video went viral. The arrested persons were identified as Rahul Sanghvi (chairman of the society) and Jethalal Dedhia, the police said. However, the duo was released on bail later. And, now further probe is underway.
The two arrested have been booked under sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) and 34 (common intention) under the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Relevant provisions of the Disaster Management Act, which is in force due to the pandemic, were also slapped on the party organizers.
Well, we hope people learn a lesson from this entire incident and understand the importance of social distancing. Violating lockdown rules might get you arrested. So, stay home and stay safe.
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