A musical party was organised in the premises of Kukreja Palace housing society in Mumbai's Ghatkopar(East) where samosas were served to guests amid Lockdown 4.0 enforced due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the police said on Tuesday.
They have arrested two members of the society, including its chairman and the organiser of the party, on Monday on charges of violating the lockdown norms.
The arrested persons were identified as Rahul Sanghvi (chairman of the society) and Jethalal Dedhia, who had organised the party, the police said.
An offence was registered late on Monday evening after videos purportedly showing the party went viral on social media. In the videos, around 30 people could be seen gathered in the society premises for the musical concert where samosas were served to guests. In one of the clips, some people could be seen playing the guitar while some others eating and distributing samosas.
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The two members of the society were arrested and booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections like 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life and 34 (common intention), the official said.
Relevant provisions of the Disaster Management Act, which is in force due to the coronavirus outbreak, too, were slapped on the duo, they added.
Meanwhile, Mumbai registered 1,411 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday and the total count of city has increased to 22,563.
(With PTI inputs)