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Pune: Wellness centre booked for flouting state Covid orders

Maharashtra is currently under a statewide curfew from April 14 till May 1 in view of rising Covid cases and shortage of healthcare essentials like ICU beds and medical oxygen.

Police put up barricades to check vehicles at Chhatrapati Shivaji road in Pune. (Express File Photo)

PUNE CITY police have booked the VLCC Wellness and Beauty Centre on Bhandarkar Road for allegedly violating the government orders announced in view of the rising Covid-19 cases across the state.

As per a press release, issued by the police on Thursday, on receiving information that the centre has been functioning flouting the state and the Pune Municipal Corporation orders, a Deccan police station team, led by Inspector Shilpa Lambe, reached the spot and found it to be offering services to its customers.

The release added that a “slimming head manager” present at the spot told the police that they kept their services on as per the instructions by the VLCC head office.

An offence was lodged at the Deccan police station against the centre under Sections 188, 269, 270 and 34 of the IPC and also under relevant sections of the National Disaster Management Act, 2005, the release said.

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Senior Inspector of the Deccan police station Murlidhar Karpe said, “We took the action against the VLCC Wellness and Beauty Centre on Wednesday. They were not allowed to operate as per the government orders on Covid-19 restrictions. So we have lodged an offence.”

First published on: 22-04-2021 at 14:09 IST
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