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Coronavirus: Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor booked for negligence

Singer Kanika Kapoor has been charged under IPC Sections 269 (negligent acts likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 270 (malignant acts likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant).

By: PTI | Lucknow | Published: March 21, 2020 11:12:15 am
Kanika Kapoor coronavirus Singer Kanika Kapoor on Friday tested positive for coronavirus. (Photo: Kanika Kapoor/Instagram)

The UP police have booked singer Kanika Kapoor for negligence and committing acts that are likely to spread disease dangerous to life after she attended at least three gatherings in Lucknow, including a party where political leaders were present, and tested positive for the new coronavirus, an official said.

The FIR was registered at Sarojini Nagar police station on Friday based on a complaint filed by the Lucknow chief medical officer, said Police Commissioner Surjit Pandey.

Pandey said Kapoor has been charged under IPC Sections 269 (negligent acts likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 270 (malignant acts likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant).

Kapoor is said to have visited at least three gatherings in different areas of Lucknow.

She has become the first Bollywood celebrity to test positive for the deadly virus in the country and has said she is under complete quarantine and medical care.

 

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Hello everyone, For the past 4 days I have had signs of flu, I got myself tested and it came positive for Covid-19. My family and I are in complete quarantine now and following medical advice on how to move forward. Contact mapping of people I have been in touch with is underway aswell. I was scanned at the airport as per normal procedure 10days ago when I came back home, the symptoms have developed only 4 days ago. At this stage I would like to urge you all to practice self isolation and get tested if you have the signs. I am feeling ok, like a normal flu and a mild fever, however we need to be sensible citizens at this time and think of all around us. We can get through this without panic only if we listen to the experts and our local, state and central government directives. Wishing everyone good health. Jai Hind ! Take care, KK

A post shared by Kanika Kapoor (@kanik4kapoor) on Mar 20, 2020 at 1:22am PDT

In a statement on Instagram, the 41-year-old “Baby Doll” singer said she developed signs of flu in the last five days.

On Friday, former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje said she and her son BJP MP Dushyant Singh have gone into self-quarantine after attending the party where Kapoor was present.

Singh is a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture, which held its last meeting on March 18, where senior aviation ministry officials were also present.

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The aviation ministry has said its officials, who came in close proximity with Singh on March 18 in Parliament, have gone for self quarantine as a precautionary measure.

P S Kharola, the civil aviation secretary, had attended the meeting and has gone for self quarantine. Air India Chairman and Managing Director Rajiv Bansal, who too was present in the meeting, has also gone for self-isolation, sources said.

“Officers of the Ministry of Civil Aviation who attended the Parliamentary Standing Committee meeting on March 18 and came in close proximity with referred Honourable Member of Parliament have gone into self quarantine from Friday evening as a precautionary measure,” the ministry tweeted Friday night.

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Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh has also taken a test for coronavirus as he was at the Lucknow party attended by Kapoor.

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