MLAs joining the Samajwadi party after quitting the BJP has been quite the news. But what has been spoken about more as of today is how FIRs have been filed against almost 2500 workers of the Samajwadi Party for the assembly that was arranged in the party office in Lucknow and violation of COVID 19 norms.
The state of Uttar Pradesh is currently poll-bound and the Election Commission has banned all kinds of rallies, roadshows, and meetings in the state.
The UP Chief Election Commissioner has announced that cognizance of the report presented by the Lucknow District Magistrate must be taken. In view of the violation of COVID protocols on Friday, 14 January, at the Samajwadi Party office, the in charge of the police station at Gautampalli, Dinesh Singh Bisht, is to be “suspended with immediate effect due to gross negligence in the discharge of duties.”
According to the report, the case has been filed under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 188 (violation of instructions), 269 (spreading infection of disease), 270 (endangering the life of others by spreading infection), and 341 (wrongful restraint of a person), and relevant sections of the Disaster Management Act and the Epidemic Diseases Act.
The action taken here is not abrupt as, even during the assembly, the party workers were asked to clear the crowd and remove the vehicles in order to maintain COVID norms but no action was taken against them same.
It was also reported that the workers of the Samajwadi Party blocked the roads by parking around the office in a haphazard manner and the gathering was illegal.