Pune: Police books BJP MLA Mahesh Landge and 60 others for flouting COVID-19 norms at wedding ceremony

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, June 01, 2021, 10:38 AM IST
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Pune: Police books BJP MLA Mahesh Landge and 60 others for flouting COVID norms at wedding ceremony | ANI

Maharashtra Police have registered a case against 60 people including BJP MLA Mahesh Landge for flouting COVID-19 norms at a wedding ceremony in Pune, ANI reported.

Mahesh Landge is a legislator from Pimpri-Chinchwad and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The case was registered after a video of people dancing at Landge's daughter’s pre-wedding function surfaced online.

At present, a wedding-related gathering has been capped at 25.

Meanwhile, Pune district in Maharashtra reported 1,083 new coronavirus cases on Monday, taking its tally to 10,13,804, while 53 more fatalities pushed the toll to 16,867, a health department official said.

A total of 2,386 patients were discharged from hospitals in the district during the day, he said.

Of the 1,083 cases, 180 were reported from the limits of the Pune Municipal Corporation, where the COVID-19 count rose to 4,69,927, he said.

As many as 246 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported from Pimpri-Chinchwad, taking the tally in the industrial town to 2,50,399, the official said.

The number of infections in rural and Pune Cantonment Board areas rose to 2,93,478, he said.

According to the official, 14,117 tests to detect coronavirus were conducted in the last 24 hours.

(With inputs from agencies)

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