By: PTI |

Printed: July 4, 2020 5:52:16 pm

Fifty-one individuals have been booked for holding a cricket match in Better Noida in violation of the administration’s COVID-19 tips, police stated on Saturday.
Challans have additionally been issued to homeowners of 17 automobiles which had been utilized by the contributors of the match held on Friday, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Better Noida, Rajesh Kumar Singh stated.
These booked embrace two Delhi-based organisers of the occasion and so they have been recognized as Deepak Aggarwal and Nagik Khurana. A number of contributors too hailed from the nationwide capital, the police stated.
“The cricket match was held in the Knowledge Park police station area without permission, with its lead organisers being Deepak Aggarwal and Nagik Khurana. Due to COVID-19, it is well known that everyone has to maintain social distancing and it has been made mandatory to wear masks,” Singh stated.
He stated lots of people had gathered for the occasion with out following social distancing norms.
Fifty-one individuals have been booked and an FIR has been registered on the Data Park police station, the DCP stated.
The FIR has been lodged beneath Indian Penal Code sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269(unlawfully or negligently spreading an infection of any illness harmful to life) and 270 (malignant act prone to unfold an infection of illness harmful to life), the police stated.
Provisions beneath the Epidemic Illnesses Act have additionally been invoked within the case, they added.
Gautam Buddh Nagar police had lately renewed CrPC Part 144, which bars meeting of greater than 4 individuals at a spot, until July 31 in view of the pandemic throughout Noida and Better Noida.
The district police had additionally prolonged the ban on social, political, cultural or sports activities gatherings amongst others, and warned motion in opposition to offenders.
Gautam Buddh Nagar, adjoining Delhi, has to date recorded 2,569 COVID-19 circumstances and 23 deaths, in response to official figures until Friday.
The variety of energetic circumstances stood at 1,005.
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