Mumbai: Police arrested a man along with two of his friends for violating social distancing and lockdown norms, enforced by the Maharashtra government in a bid to contain COVID-19, to celebrate a birthday.
“The accused identified as Haris Khan (25), had called over 25 people to the terrace of his building in Bandra on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, and was seen cutting 25 cakes with a sword, surrounded by guests,” the senior officials said.
During the interrogation, the police found that a video of the celebrations surfaced on social media and a first information report (FIR) was filed against Khan and his guests at the Bandra police station.
Speaking to ANI, Nikhil Kapse, a senior officer of Bandra police said that they have been charged under Sections 188, 269 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) while Khan has also been booked under Arms Act.
The state is under lockdown until July 31 with an aim to contain the COVID-19 surge.