In the Surendranagar district of Gujarat, around 150 people participated in a religious procession, violating the COVID norms. The police have registered a case against two organisers of the event and a disc jockey (DJ) operator.
An official from the Patdi police station said, “A religious programme was organised in the town, where around 150 devotees gathered. Later, they also took part in a procession, during which they danced to the music being played by the DJ. The participants flouted social distancing norms and only a few persons were seen wearing face-masks as required under the government's COVID-19 guidelines.”
The official also added, “We registered an FIR against three persons - the organisers of the event as well as the DJ operator - under IPC sections 269 (negligent act likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life) and 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), and also sections of the Epidemic Diseases Act and Disaster Management Act on Friday evening.”