Ganjam: Berhampur Police arrested five persons including a groom who was part of a marriage procession inside a hotel premises in Gopalpur area of Ganjam district.
A case under section 188/269/270 of IPC R/W Sec 3 of Epidemic Diseases Act and 34 of IPC has been registered at Gopalpur Police Station for gross violation of COVID-19 guidelines.
While five persons have been arrested, two vehicles used in the marriage procession have been seized.
Hotel Mayfair Gopalpur sealed for 7 days for violation of social distancing for arrangement of marriage. We won’t tolerate these type of violations. We again request all to follow social distancing norms & don’t put your life in risk in corona scenario @CMO_Odisha @SRC_Odisha pic.twitter.com/WpLM1x7jBp
— Collector & District Magistrate, Ganjam (@Ganjam_Admin) July 4, 2020
Earlier, the Ganjam Collector had tweeted that a fine of Rs 50,000 has been collected in connection with the violation and FIR filed against both parties.