Two grooms arrested for organising marriage functions amid Corona lockdown

groom arrested during Corona

The Hush Post| 11:10 am |one-minute-read|

Celebrating your marriage could land you in jail in the times of Corona Virus. Odisha Police has arrested two youths in Kandhamal district on Monday. They were charged with organising their marriage functions violating the state government regulations on Covid-19 prohibiting gathering of more than seven people.

Police has arrested Parameswar Bhukta of Nuapada village in Kandhamal district for organising a wedding reception in which 60 to 80 people were invited.

Biju Kanhar, a tribal youth in Khajurigaon village under Gochhapada police station was arrested for a marriage procession of more than seven people. Kanhar’s brother too was arrested.

Police also arrested 11 people in Kandhamal district for not downing shutters while five others were arrested in Bhadrak district for not complying with the lockdown.

According to the lockdown rules, cases can be registered against a person under section 188 of IPC on charges of violating order promulgated by the government. Action can also be taken against people under sections 269 of IPC for a negligent step that may spread infection of any disease dangerous to life.

Meanwhile, to contain the spread of coronavirus, the state government has decided to open a number of temporary health centres both in rural and urban areas to keep people for quarantine purpose.



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