Police have registered a case in opposition to an “organiser” of the wedding features of two sons of an MLA in Maharashtra’s Solapur district for alleged violation of COVID-19 norms on the occasion, an official stated on Tuesday.
The marriage ceremonies of the 2 sons of Rajendra Raut, the Independent legislator from Barshi city in Solapur, had been held on the premises of Laxmi Sopan Agriculture Produce Committee on Sunday.
As per official pointers, solely 50 individuals are at present allowed to attend a wedding operate within the state.
However, based on police, 2,500-3,000 folks allegedly attended the occasion in Barshi on Sunday and lots of had been seen with out masks and violating the social distancing norms.
Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil and another celebration leaders had been additionally among the many attendees.
A case has been registered in opposition to one Yogesh Pawar, whom the police described because the “organiser” of the occasion, below related provisions of the Indian Penal Code, the Disaster Management Act and the Epidemic Diseases Act.
As per the FIR, whereas granting permission to Mr Pawar for the occasion, it was knowledgeable that no more than 50 folks will likely be allowed to attend the occasion and all attendees will put on masks and comply with the social distancing norms.
Dinanath Katkar, a social activist from Barshi, expressed shock over registration of the case in opposition to Mr Pawar, as an alternative of oldsters of the brides and grooms.
“The case has been registered against a person who is not well-known. The case should have been registered against the parents of those who got married and who own the premises where the event was held,” he stated.
Talking to PTI, Barshi metropolis police station’s senior inspector SD Girigosavi stated Mr Pawar is without doubt one of the administrators of the Laxmi Sopan Agriculture Produce Committee, on whose premises the occasion was held.
“Since he had applied for permission and was the organiser of the ceremony, we registered a case against him. However, we are also considering adding the names of parents of the grooms in the case after checking the legalities” he stated.
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