Police have registered a case in opposition to round 500 individuals for allegedly violating the COVID-19 norms by gathering for birthday celebration at Dombivli in Maharashtra’s Thane district, officers stated.
The party was held through the intervening evening of February 17 and 18 at Deslepada, the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Company (KDMC) stated in a press release on Thursday.
KDMC’s ward officer Akshay Gudge had obtained a criticism that folks had assembled in massive numbers to rejoice the birthday of an area resident with out following the coronavirus norms like sporting masks and sustaining social distancing, it stated.
After being alerted, the civic authorities visited the premises and later lodged a criticism with the Manpada police station in opposition to round 500 individuals, together with the host and the attendees, the assertion stated.
The police have registered an FIR in opposition to them below IPC sections 269 and 270 (negligent and malignant act prone to unfold an infection of illnesses), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and below sections of the Catastrophe Administration Management Guidelines in opposition to the gang.
No arrest has been made on this connection to this point, police stated.