Resort being sealed
Resort being sealed
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The Grand Machal, a resort located in Betma​, was ​sealed by ​the ​d​istrict ​administration on Monday​ night ​for hosting a party, despite prohibitory orders in which over 1,500 guests were present. The resort is owned by Apna Sweets.

​The party was in clear violation of the lockdown and pandemic guidelines. People present there were not only partying, but they were also using the swimming pool which is banned.​ Alchohol was also being served.
Most of the people were from the city, where corona is spreading​ rapidly. As soon as the raiding team reached inside​ the resort​, there was chaos.​ People started running out of ​the resort.​ Later​, the team closed all the doors leading out of the resort​, and around 500 people were still present when the resort was sealed.​
Bajarang Bahadur, ​t​ehsildar, informed that the resort ​was sealed as there were violation​s​ of the Covid-19 pandemic guideline.
Prakash alias Pappu Rathore, Bhupendra Rathore, Twinkle Jain and​ Chandraprakash Purohit are said to ​be owners of the resort. Prakash ​is the owner of Apana Sweets ​which has branches in Vijay Nagar and Palasia and Malganj.

​​Swimming pool ​guidelines

As per the new ​Covid ​guidelines, ​all swimming pools are to remain closed and all hotels, bars, pubs, etc are to close down by 9 pm. ​The swimming pool at​ ​The Grand Machal ​was being used. The party was going well after 9 pm and all those present were violating the lockdown. ​

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