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Bhosari MLA Mahesh Landge booked for ‘violation of pandemic restrictions’ at daughter’s wedding

"Various social distancing norms, mask rules, and also the laid down limit of 25 persons in attendance were not followed during the function. The function was held without taking prior permission which is mandatory," an official said.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: June 1, 2021 11:16:07 pm
The event was a part of Langde's daughter's pre-wedding festivities (Screengrab/Loksatta)

BJP leader and Bhosari MLA Mahesh Landge, along with nearly 60 others, has been booked by Pimpri-Chinchwd Police for alleged violation of multiple Covid norms after a video of them celebrating at his daughter’s pre-wedding function surfaced online.

The offence was registered late on Monday under various provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act and Disaster Management Act, which are in force for implementing Covid-appropriate norms, and Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

An official from Bhosari police station under Pimpri-Chinchwad jurisdiction said that a ceremony was organised on Sunday evening on the premises of Landge’s house in Landge Aali area of Bhosari, prior to his daughter’s wedding. A video of the event surfaced on Monday, following which the police launched a probe.

“The video is from Sunday evening and over 60 persons, including Landge, can be seen celebrating in the video, in violation of various social distancing norms, mask rule and also the laid down limit of 25 persons in attendance. The function was held without taking prior permission, which is mandatory. An offence has been registered and a probe has been launched…” said the officer.

Landge (45) is also president of BJP’s Pimpri-Chinchwad unit.

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