3 former SAD MLAs booked for violating distancing norms in Amritsar

Akalis had held statewide agitation against the hike in petrol and diesel prices

3 former SAD MLAs booked for violating distancing norms in Amritsar

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, July 8

A day after the protest against the state government over hike in fuel prices, the police booked former SAD MLAs, including Amarpal Singh Bony, Malkeet Singh AR and Veer Singh Lopoke, among hundreds of SAD leaders and workers under relevant sections of The Epidemic Diseases, the Disaster Management Act and the IPC.

SAD had held statewide agitation against the petrol and diesel prices hike which would ultimately led to inflation in the state.

In Amritsar rural, SAD leaders along with their supporters had staged protests at as many as 15 different places as part of statewide agitations against fuel prices. While the police registered two cases against Bony and Malkeet AR, one case was registered against Veer Singh Lopoke.

The police said in view of Covid-19 pandemic, there were clear instructions from the state government over maintaining social distancing and wearing masks at public places while avoiding gathering. The government has advised the residents against coming out of their houses without any emergency or reason.

However, SAD leaders organised protests in gathering while maintaining no social distancing. Many of them were not wearing masks thereby leading to the spread of pandemic. This could also endanger the lives of others as there is no vaccine for the disease at present, said the police officials.

According to the police, Amarpal Bony Ajnala participated in the protests in Ajnala and Ramdass while Malkeet Singh AR took part in agitations in Tangra and Jandiala. Therefore two separate cases were registered against each. Amritsar Rural SSP Vikram Jeet Duggal said further action would be taken as per law.

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