COVID-19: SOPs Violated At Wedding In Srinagar, FIR Registered

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police have registered an FIR against the violators of government orders for gathering a large number of invitees on a marriage ceremony in Solina area of Srinagar.

A police spokesman in a statement said that on September 9, 2020, at about 2230hrs, sounds of some huge bangs were heard from Solina Payeen area which created panic in the vicinity.

He said that people of the area called PS Shergarhi for curbing the nuisance in the area.

“Preliminary enquiry revealed that the blast like sound in Solina area that created panic was due to the bursting of firecrackers in a marriage ceremony in the house of Ghulam Nabi Bhat resident of Solina Payeen,” said the spokesman.

“The owner of the house has violated the orders of District Magistrate Srinagar and also gathered a large number of invitees at his house which is the clear violation of COVID-19 SOP and thereby endangering the lives of others,” he said.

“Accordingly, a case FIR No. 45/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Shergarhi and investigation into the matter has been initiated,” said a police spokesman in a statement.

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