Pune: FIR Against 150 Persons For COVID Rule Violation During NCP Office Inauguration

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Mubarak Ansari
Shivajinagar, 20th June 2021: A case has been registered against 100 to 150 people, including the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) city president Prashant Jagtap, in connection with violation of Coronavirus disease (COVID19) rules during the inauguration of the new central office of the NCP in Shivajinagar on Saturday. Deputy Chief Minister and District Guardian Minister Ajit Pawar inaugurated the office.

The FIR at Shivajinagar police station has been registered against NCP’s city president Prashant Jagtap, youth president Mahesh Hande, state executive member Pradip Deshmukh, former corporator Nilesh Nikam, Balasaheb Bodke and general secretary Rohan Paygude and about 150 others. Policeman Dinesh Veer has lodged a complaint against them.

The inauguration ceremony of the new central office of NCP was held at Dhanashree Apartment near Dengle bridge in Shivajinagar. The event was attended by a large number of party workers and office-bearers. They had parked their vehicle on the bridge which disrupted the traffic flow.

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Hande had filed an application at Shivajinagar police station seeking permission for the event. While applying, Hande had said that all COVID norms will be followed. However, more than 500 people had gathered and social distancing norms were not followed. Many of them were not wearing masks.

The FIR has been registered for the offence under section 188 (disobedience of order duly promulgated) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant section of the National Disaster Management Act and the Maharashtra Covid Measures 2020, said Senior Police Inspector Neelima Pawar, in-charge of Shivajinagar police station.

Pune: COVID Rules Violated At Inauguration Of NCP Office By Ajit Pawar


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