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FIR against Bihar Congress chief, others for violating COVID-19 norms

They have been accused of violating COVID-19 protocol by amassing a large number of people at the airport on Saturday.

Published: 27th September 2020 02:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th September 2020 02:16 PM   |  A+A-

Bihar Congress state president Madan Mohan Jha with RLSP leader Upendra Kushwaha and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav in Patna on Tuesdayy | pTI

By PTI

PATNA: An FIR has been registered against Bihar Congress president Madan Mohan Jha and several other senior party leaders for violating COVID-19 norms at Patna airport, officials said on Sunday.

They have been accused of violating COVID-19 protocol by amassing a large number of people at the airport on Saturday when some party leaders were arriving in the Bihar capital to strategise for the upcoming assembly elections.

The FIR has been registered by special executive magistrate Mohammed Safiullah Khan at the airport police station under section 188 IPC (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of a disease dangerous to life), similar other sections of the penal code, besides provisions of Epidemic Diseases Act and Disaster Management Act.

Those named accused in the FIR include Jha, Congress Rajya Sabha member and state Congress campaign committee chief Akhilesh Prasad Singh, and AICC secretary incharge of the state Ajay Kapoor.



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