The Gautam Buddh Nagar Police has filed an FIR towards over 500 Congress staff, charging them with illegal meeting two days in the past on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border in Noida amid the COVID-19 outbreak, officers mentioned on Monday.
The FIR has been registered towards Congress’ Gautam Buddh Nagar unit president Manoj Chaudhary, Noida unit chief Shahabuddin and 500 unnamed occasion staff, the police officers mentioned.
Lots of of Congress staff and leaders, together with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, had been on their option to Hathras on Saturday afternoon to satisfy the household of a girl who died after an alleged gangrape.
There have been scuffles involving Congress staff and the Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida) Police on the DND toll plaza throughout which police personnel had baton charged the group. Some occasion leaders, together with Priyanka Gandhi, had been manhandled, whereas some policemen had been additionally harm.
In line with the FIR lodged slightly earlier earlier than midnight on October three, the Congress staff have been booked below related sections of the IPC and below part three of the Epidemic Ailments Act.
The FIR has been lodged on a grievance by Rakesh Kumar Singh, the SHO of the Sector 20 police station.
On October 2 additionally, the Gautam Buddh Nagar Police had lodged an FIR towards round 200 Congress staff and leaders, together with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, below the Epidemic Ailments Act for not sustaining social distancing and never sporting face masks.
The occasion staff had been detained whereas they had been on foot on the Yamuna Expressway in Higher Noida in a bid to go to Hathras.
Gautam Buddh Nagar is presently below CrPC part 144, which restricts meeting of greater than 4 folks, in view of the pandemic.