The Tilak Nagar police have booked the organisers along with a family member of a bride for allegedly violating COVID-19 norms during a wedding ceremony at a club in Chembur.
The development came hours after Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced a complete ban on all types of gatherings for the next few days, including social, political, and religious processions and protests.
Acting on information, officials of M West ward visited Cheda Nagar Gymkhana and Recreation Center at Chembur where a wedding ceremony was underway.
According to the officials, during the visit, 300–350 people were present for the ceremony. The officials also found that social distancing norms were being flouted and many of the guests were not wearing masks.
"On the complaint of civic officials, an FIR has been registered against the gymkhana secretary, organisers, caterers, and bride's brother who booked the gymkhana for the marriage," said Sunil Kale senior inspector of Tilak Nagar police station.
They were booked under IPC Sections 188 (disobeying the order of public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection), and 34 (common intention), said officials.