Gujarat: BTP president booked for violating Covid norm

Narmada District police have booked Bharatiya Tribal Party president and Dediapada MLA Mahesh Vasava and 15 others for allegedly violating the Covid-19 protocol by taking out an enormous rally in Dediapada to mark the World Adivasi Day on Monday.

The Narmada police swung into motion after a video of the rally organised by BTP, led by Vasava, went viral on social media and was broadly shared.

The occasion, police mentioned, had sought permission to take out a rally comprising 400 folks. “In the video, a sea of people can be seen attending the rally. Even a random headcount makes it at least 1,600. So, the rally is in violation of the guidelines. They had also promised that social distancing would be maintained but the video shows the crowd without any regard for distancing. Several persons have not even worn facemasks. It is not just a violation of law in force, but also an act that endangers the life of others as the third wave of Covid-19 has been predicted,” a police official of Dediapada police mentioned.

Incidentally, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani was additionally within the district on Monday at a authorities occasion at Rajpipla. Among the 16 individuals booked on the Dediapada police station is BTP Narmada district President Bahadur Vasava, former occasion head of district Chaitar Vasava, and occasion leaders like Okay Mohan Acharya, Nisar Qureshi, Narpat Vasava, Magan Vasava, Devendra Vasava, Jagdish Vasava, and Dinesh Vasava.

The accused have been booked for violation of notification in place, willfully indulging in an act to hazard lives and illegal meeting amongst different sections.


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