Imaran Pasha, nearly a forty year old man from Bangalore and a famous Bruhat Bangaluru Mahanagara Paalike (BBMP) corporator of Padarayanapura ward, was arrested by the Indian police on sunday, 7th June, for celebrating his victory over coronavirus along with his supporters, as he has been successfully discharged from the hospital after being tested positive for coronavirus. His act of celebration was intense and offensive, as he violated the lockdown rules by letting his supporters burst crackers on the way from the hospital to his home and make this whole incident a great pomp show.
Pasha was tested positive for coronavirus on 29th may and was categorized as an asymptomatic patient with no travel history or contact. A BBMP official who was in contact with him until 29th May, 2020, also got tested positive recently.
Jagajeevanram Nagar police authorities have mentioned that Pasha didn’t cooperate with the health officials on getting admitted on a Friday to avoid any sort of spread of the infection. Unfortunately, Pasha didn’t obey the rules and delayed the process of being admitted to the next day, Saturday, because of which more people in the ward became victims of the virus.
Now he has been arrested by the police under sections 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection if the disease dangerous to life) and 271 ( disobedience of the quarantine rule) of the Indian Penal code and under provisions of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Act.